Basin

Definition of Basin

Ba´sin
n.1.
1.A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses.
2.The quantity contained in a basin.
3.A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc.
4.A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay.
5.(Physical Geog.) A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river.
6.(Geol.) An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; - especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.

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