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Definition of basin noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 a large round bowl for holding liquids; the amount of liquid, etc. in a basin
  2. 2 an area of land around a large river with streams running down into it the Amazon Basin
  3. 3 (technology) a place where the earth's surface is lower than in other areas of the world the Pacific Basin
  4. 4 = sink see also washbasin
  5. 5a sheltered area of water providing a safe harbor for boats a yacht basin
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: basin

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