Definition of Drainage basin

1. Noun. The entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet. "Flood control in the Missouri basin"




Definition of Drainage basin

1. Noun. (context: geography) A topographic region in which all water drains to a common outlet; a watershed. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drainage Basin

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drain the main vein
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drainage area
drainage basin (current term)
drainage basins
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Literary usage of Drainage basin

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The drainage basin measured from the water-partings of the enclosing mountains is some three times as great. From the mouth of the Sacramento to Redding, ..."

2. Sessional Papers by Canada Parliament (1917)
"Mary River drainage basin Belly River drainage basin ... Lake drainage basin Milk River drainage basin Lodge Creek drainage basin Sage Creek drainage basin ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The drainage basin measured from the water-partings of the enclosing mountains is some three times as great. From the mouth of the Sacramento to Redding, ..."

4. Reports of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1907)
"The drainage basin of the Catawba in North Carolina is upward of 3000 square ... THE RIVERS OF THE MISSISSIPPI drainage basin. The streams on the western ..."

5. Prince George's County by Jay Allan Bonsteel, William Henry Alexander, Frederick Haynes Newell, Louis Agricola Bauer, Fred Wilson Besley (1911)
"... RIVER drainage basin. This river has its headwaters in Howard and Montgomery counties, and pursues a southeasterly and then a southerly course, ..."

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