Definition of catchment area
1 : an area that serves to catch water
2 : the geographical area served by an institution
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CATCHMENT AREA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of catchment area for English Language Learners
: the area from which water flows into a river, stream, etc.
: the area that a school, hospital, etc., provides a service to
Medical Definition of catchment area
: the geographical area served by an institution
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