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catchment area

noun

: the area from which water flows into a river, stream, etc.

: the area that a school, hospital, etc., provides a service to

Full Definition of CATCHMENT AREA

1
:  an area that serves to catch water
2
:  the geographical area served by an institution

First Known Use of CATCHMENT AREA

1885

catchment area

noun catch·ment area \ˈkach-mənt-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CATCHMENT AREA

:  the geographical area served by an institution

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