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an area served by a hospital, social service agency, etc.
drainage basin.
Also called catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin. the area of land bounded by watersheds draining into a river, basin, or reservoir
the area from which people are allocated to a particular school, hospital, etc
catchment area
(kāch’mənt, kěch’-)

The area drained by a river or body of water.

The area that absorbs water that contributes to a specific region’s groundwater supply.


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