catchment definition by Webster's New World
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- the catching or collecting of water, esp. rainfall
- a reservoir or other basin for catching water
- the water thus caught
catchment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A catching or collecting of water, especially rainwater.
- a. A structure, such as a basin or reservoir, used for collecting or draining water.b. The amount of water collected in such structure.
- A catchment area.