Basin


Basin

Basin may mean:

* Drainage basin, hydrological basin or catchment basin, a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water
* Tarim Basin, located in Xinjiang, China and is one of the largest drainage basins in the world.
* Sedimentary basin, low and usually sinking region that is filled with sediments from adjacent positive areas
* Structural basin, in geology, referring to the basin-shaped warping of underlying bedrock in a region
* Depression (geology), landform lower than the surrounding area, such as the Kalahari Basin
* Oceanic basin, anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater
* A downdropped fault block, or graben, which fill with sediments
* Wash basin, a bowl (vessel) designed to contain water for the purpose of cleaning hands and other minor ablutions; see also sink
** An emesis basin is a specific type of basin
* Pudding basin, a kitchen utensil of a rounded internal form and wider at its open top
* Basin, or dock (maritime), used for the reception of boats, in which the water level is maintained; also called a tidal basin or canal basin
* Basin of attraction, in the mathematics of nonlinear systems
* "Basin" (chanson de geste), chanson de geste (epic poem) about a thief of the same name

In places:
* Basin, Wyoming
* The Basin, Victoria
* The Basin, geological feature within Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire, United States
* Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont
* Basin Mountain, one of the Adirondack High Peaks in the U.S. state of New York


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  • basin — [ bazɛ̃ ] n. m. • 1642; bombasin 1299, compris plus tard comme bon basin; it. bambagine, de bambagia « coton » 1 ♦ Étoffe croisée dont la chaîne est de fil et la trame de coton. 2 ♦ Tissu damassé présentant des effets de bandes longitudinales. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Basin — Basin, WY U.S. town in Wyoming Population (2000): 1238 Housing Units (2000): 565 Land area (2000): 2.017343 sq. miles (5.224893 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.027172 sq. miles (0.070375 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.044515 sq. miles (5.295268 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • basin — BASIN. s. m. Étoffe de fil de coton quelquefois mêlée avec du fil de chanvre, semblable à de la futaine, mais plus fine et plus forte. Camisole de basin. Jupe de basin …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Basin, MT — U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana Population (2000): 255 Housing Units (2000): 146 Land area (2000): 12.840608 sq. miles (33.257020 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 12.840608 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Basin, WY — U.S. town in Wyoming Population (2000): 1238 Housing Units (2000): 565 Land area (2000): 2.017343 sq. miles (5.224893 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.027172 sq. miles (0.070375 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.044515 sq. miles (5.295268 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Basin — Ba sin, n. [OF. bacin, F. bassin, LL. bacchinus, fr. bacca a water vessel, fr. L. bacca berry, in allusion to the round shape; or perh. fr. Celtic. Cf. {Bac}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basin — (fr., spr. Basäng), 1) in Frankreich u. den Niederlanden geköpertes, auf Kanesasari gewebtes, aus Flachs u. Hanf mit Baumwolle gemischtes, doch auch ganz baumwollenes Zeug, sonst bes. zu Lyon, jetzt in Champagne, Languedoc, Belgien etc.; auch in… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


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