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Definition of basin
1a bowl for washing, typically attached to a wall and having faucets connected to a water supply; a washbasin. 2a wide, round open container, especially one used for holding liquid. 3a 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 Geology a circumscribed area within which the rock strata dip toward the center.