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Definition of catchment area noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    catchment area

    NAmE//ˈkætʃmənt ˌɛriə//
    (also catchment)
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  1. 1the area from which a school takes its students
  2. 2(technology) the area from which rain flows into a particular river or lake
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: catchment area