Definitions for "Basin"
A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river.
The entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake.
An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; -- especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.
Keywords:  sink, slopping, bowl, lavatory, wash
A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses.
A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay.
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.
A topographic rock structure whose shape is concave downwards.
For a young woman to dream of bathing in a basin, foretells her womanly graces will win her real friendships and elevations.
Keywords:  bathymetric, ocean, dent, coherent, cup
Either an oceanic region with coherent features (e.g. the north Indian Ocean Basin), or a set of bathymetric data for use in numerical models.
See ocean basin.
A large, cup-shaped dent in the ocean floor.
A synclinal structure in the subsurface, once the bed of a prehistoric sea. Basins, composed of sedimentary rock, are regarded as good prospects for oil exploration.
A large impact crater, usually with a diameter in excess of 100 kilometers. Most basins have been modified by degradation of the original basin relief through downslope movement of debris and flooding of the basin interior by lavas.
A hydrologic unit containing one large aquifer or several connecting and interconnecting aquifers.
Keywords:  sprue, cope, poured, cavity, enters
A cavity on top of the cope into which metal is poured before it enters the sprue. See Cope, Sprue.
The word is used in French gardens (pronounced 'bass-an') to mean a geometrical pool of the type made in Baroque gardens.
Keywords:  wonderful, fly, place
a wonderful place to fly
Keywords:  dip, tilt, towards, central, rock
a region in which the layers of rock tilt (dip) in all direction towards a central point.
Keywords:  highways, equation, pipes, fluid, flow
a pipe flow equation, with the highways as the pipes, and people as the fluid
Keywords:  priority, future, growth, top
a top priority for future growth at QX
Keywords:  quantity, contained
The quantity contained in a basin.