river basin

river basin
noun
the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
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flood control in the Missouri basin

Hyponyms: ↑detention basin, ↑retention basin

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noun
: basin 3d

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Physical Geog.
the area of land drained by a river and its branches.
[1875-80]

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river basin noun
The whole region drained by a river with its affluents
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Main Entry:river

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river basin,
the land that is drained by a river and its tributaries.

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