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ba·sin / ˈbāsən/ • n. 1. a bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having faucets connected to a water supply; a washbasin. 2. a wide, round open container, esp. one used for holding liquid. 3. a natural depression on the earth's surface, typically containing water: the Indian Ocean basin. ∎  the tract of country that is drained by a river and its tributaries or drains into a lake or sea: the Amazon basin a drainage basin. ∎  an enclosed area of water where vessels can be moored: a yacht basin. DERIVATIVES: ba·sin·ful / -ˌfoŏl/ n.

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basin
1. Depression, usually of considerable size, which may be erosional or structural in origin. The converse of a dome.

2. See PERICLINE.

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basin.
1. Bowl for the water in a fountain, or an artificial pool fed by cascades or fountains.

2. Large ornamental pond.

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basin A depression, usually of considerable size, which may be erosional or structural in origin.

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basin XIII. — OF. bacin (mod. bassin) :- medL. bacinus, perh. of Celt. orig.

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