Definition of catchment area noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    catchment area

    BrE BrE//ˈkætʃmənt eəriə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkætʃmənt eriə//
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  1. 1the area from which a school takes its students, a hospital its patients, etc. See related entries: Types of school
  2. 2(also catchment) (specialist) the area from which rain flows into a particular river or lake
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: catchment area