What is basin?

  • (noun): A natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it.
    Example: "The basin of the Great Salt Lake"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on basin, basins:

Lake Eyre Basin - Geology
... The basin began to form in the early Paleogene (about 60 million years ago) when south-eastern South Australia started to sink and rivers began to deposit ... The basin is still gradually sinking, and still gradually accumulating sediment ... For many millions of years, the Lake Eyre Basin was well supplied with water and largely forested ...
Basin, Wyoming - Education
... Public education in the town of Basin is provided by Big Horn County School District #4 ... The district has four campuses – Laura Irwin Elementary School (grades K-4), Manderson Elementary School (grade 5), Cloud Peak Middle School (grades 6–8), and Riverside High School (grades 9–12) ...
Lake Eyre Basin
... The Lake Eyre basin is a drainage basin that covers just under one-sixth of all Australia ... The Lake Eyre Basin is the largest endorheic basin in Australia and amongst the largest in the world, covering about 1,200,000 square kilometres, including much of ... The Lake Eyre basin is one of four sub-basins of the larger Great Artesian Basin ...
Lake Eyre Basin - Geography
... None of the creeks and rivers in the Lake Eyre Basin are permanent they flow only after heavy rain – a rare to very rare event in the arid interior of Australia ... are misleading since 1885 annual rainfall over the 1,100,000 square kilometres of the Lake Eyre Basin has ranged from about 45 millimetres (less than 2 inches) in 1928 to over 760 millimetres (30 inches) in 1974 ... To provide a sense of scale, the Lake Eyre Basin is about the size of France, Germany and Italy combined ...
Uintah Basin
... The Uintah Basin, also spelled Uinta Basin, is a physiographic section of the larger Colorado Plateaus province, which in turn is part of the larger Intermontane ... It is also a geologic structural basin in eastern Utah, east of the Wasatch Mountains and south of the Uinta Mountains ... The Uintah Basin is fed by creeks and rivers flowing south from the Uinta Mountains ...

More definitions of "basin":

  • (noun): A bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids.
    Example: "She mixed the dough in a large basin"
  • (noun): A bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face.
    Example: "He ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"
    Synonyms: washbasin, washbowl, washstand, lavatory
  • (noun): The entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries.
    Example: "Flood control in the Missouri basin"
    Synonyms: river basin
  • (noun): The quantity that a basin will hold.
    Synonyms: basinful