basin

A round or oval depression in the Earth's surface, containing the youngest section of rock in its lowest, central part.
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basin

(from the article `Mercury`) The ramparts of the Caloris impact basin span a diameter exceeding 1,300 km (800 miles). Its interior is occupied by smooth plains that are ...
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basin

(from the article `metalwork`) Basins were also needed for washing one`s hands; they are often mentioned in medieval documents, where they are referred to as bacina, pelves, or ...
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basin

[n] - the quantity that a basin will hold 2. [n] - a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it 3. [n] - a bowl-shaped vessel
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Basin

• (n.) The entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake. • (n.) The quantity contained in a basin. • (n.) A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay. • (n.) An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a cent...
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basin

noun a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; `she mixed the dough in a large basin`
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Basin

Ba'sin noun [ Old French bacin , French bassin , Late Latin bacchinus , from bacca a water vessel, from Latin bacca berry, in allusion to the round shape; or perhaps from Celtic. Confer Bac .] 1. A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and...
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Basin

1 (structural geology) A circular or elliptical downwarp. After erosion, the youngest beds are exposed in the central part of the structure. 2 (topography) A depression into which the surrounding area drains.
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basin

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 contain...
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Basin

A circular vessel with sloping sides used to hold water for washing.
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BASIN

A circular vessel with slopping or curving sides for holding water for washing.
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basin

A large depression in which sediments are accumulated, or a tectonic circular, syncline-like depression of strata.
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Basin

A large depression of a generally circular, elliptical or oval shape.
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basin

A large impact crater on a planet or moon, typically several hundred kilometers across, flooded with basaltic lava and surrounded by concentric rings of faulted cliffs.
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Basin

A large submarine DEPRESSION of a generally circular, elliptical or oval shape.
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Basin

A large, >200 km, circular depression from the explosive impact of an asteroid or similar sized body on a planet surface, usually rimmed by mountains.
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basin

A synclinal structure, roughly circular in its outcrop pattern, in which beds dip gently toward the center from all directions.
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BASIN

A topographic or structural low area that generally receives thicker deposits of sediments than adjacent areas; the low areas tend to sink more readily, partly because of the weight of the thicker sediments; the term also denotes an area of relatively deep water adjacent to shallow-water shelf areas.
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Basin

A topographic rock structure whose shape is concave downwards.
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Basin

Basin is British slang for something that needs no container, such as advice.
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Basin

In geography, a basin is the whole tract of country drained by a river and its tributaries. The line dividing one river basin from another is the water-shed, and by tracing the various water-sheds we divide each country into its constituent basins The basin of a loch or sea consists of the basins of all the rivers which run into it.
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Basin

In geology the term basin describes an isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a centre. The term is especially applied to coal formations which are called coal basins or coal fields.
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Basin

In tectonics, a circular, syncline-like depression of strata. In sedimentology, the site of accumula
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basin

n. Any large depression in which sediments are deposited.
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basin

n. Any large depression in which sediments are deposited.
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