Definition of River 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 River basin

1. Noun. (geography) An extent of land where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a river or series of rivers. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of River Basin

river-type fish
river bank
river banks
river basin (current term)
river basins
river bed
river beds
river birch
river blindness
river boat
river bottom
river boulder
river cooter
river crab
river dolphin
river god
river gods
river gum

Literary usage of River basin

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1. Environmental Performance Reviews by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Committee on Environmental Policy (2006)
"Box 2.4 Compensation payments in river basin management The titles of each of all four river basin laws adopted between 1999 and 2002 for the Han, Geum, ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1913)
"The west bank is divided into four great basins,—the St. Francis basin, which extends from Cape Girardeau to Helena; the White river basin, which extends ..."

3. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association (1902)
"... OF THE CATAWBA river basin BY ALBERT S. GATSCHET The Indian geographic names of the South Atlantic states are of great interest. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The size of the largest river basin of any country depends on the extent of the ... The proportion, moreover, of the rain falling or. a river basin which ..."

5. Bulletin by Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology (1905)
"... the conditions necessary for the accumulation of strata in which variations of composition, texture, and structure are so common. THE GREEN river basin, ..."

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