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catchment area

noun [C]
 
 
( also catchment)
the area around a business, school, etc. that its customers, students, etc. come from: Some hospitals have a catchment area of more than one million patients.catchment area for sth The solution for many families is to move to the catchment area for a good state primary school.
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