catchment area

noun

Definition of catchment area

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

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First Known Use of catchment area

1885


CATCHMENT AREA Defined for English Language Learners

catchment area

noun

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


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catchment area

noun catch·ment area \ ˈkach-mənt- \

medical Definition of catchment area

: the geographical area served by an institution

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