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English definition of “catchment area”

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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