catchment area
noun Date: 1885 1. an area that serves to catch water 2. the geographical area served by an institution

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  • catchment area — catch‧ment a‧re‧a [ˈkætʆmənt ˌeəriə ǁ ˌeriə] noun [countable] MARKETING the area from which a store gets its customers, a school gets its students etc: • The retailer provided a map of the store’s catchment area. * * * catchment area UK US noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • catchment area — catchment areas 1) N COUNT: oft N of n The catchment area of a school, hospital, or other service is the area that it serves. [BRIT] ...the catchment areas of the district general hospitals. 2) N COUNT In geography, the catchment area of a river… …   English dictionary

  • catchment area — or catchment basin n. 1. DRAINAGE BASIN: also called catchment basin ☆ 2. the geographical area served by a particular government agency, health facility, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Catchment area — A Catchment area may be: * drainage basin: a water catchment area or watershed in physical geography. * catchment area (human geography): a term within human geography defining the area and population from which a city or individual service… …   Wikipedia

  • catchment area — UK [ˈkætʃmənt ˌeərɪə] / US [ˈkætʃmənt ˌerɪə] noun [countable] Word forms catchment area : singular catchment area plural catchment areas 1) British the area for which a school or hospital provides a service 2) the area of land around a river or… …   English dictionary

  • catchment area — vandens baseinas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Sausumos teritorijos dalis, iš kurios vanduo paviršiniu arba požeminiu srautu suteka į vandens objektą (upę, ežerą, jūrą ar kt.). atitikmenys: angl. catchment; catchment area; …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • catchment area — šulinio mitybos sritis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vandeningojo sluoksnioplotas, iš kurio judančios požeminio vandens dalelės patenka į šulinį (vandenvietę) ar kitą kaptažo įrenginį ir sudaro jo debitą. atitikmenys: angl …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • catchment area — catch·ment area kach mənt n the geographical area served by an institution * * * the geographic area from which a hospital can expect to receive patients and on which in Britain the designated population of the hospital is based. There is no… …   Medical dictionary

  • catchment area — catch|ment ar|e|a [ˈkætʃmənt ˌeəriə US ˌeriə] n 1.) BrE the catchment area of a school, hospital etc is the area that its students, patients etc come from 2.) technical the area that a river or lake gets water from …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • catchment area — the geographic area from which a hospital can expect to receive patients and on which (in Britain) the designated population of the hospital is based. There is no statutory requirement for patients to use the hospital(s) of their area, but a code …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • catchment area — /ˈkætʃmənt ˌɛəriə / (say kachmuhnt .airreeuh) noun 1. Also, catchment basin. Geography a drainage area, especially of a reservoir or river. 2. Sociology the area from which persons may come to a central institution, as a school or hospital. Also …   Australian English dictionary

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