Definition of catchment area in English:

catchment area

Line breaks: catch|ment area
Pronunciation: /ˈkatʃməntɛəriə
 
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noun

  • 1The area from which a hospital’s patients or school’s pupils are drawn: she lives outside the school’s catchment area
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    • She said one third of pupils in her school's catchment area went to other schools, a scenario which is likely to worsen in the future.
    • He said that as many as a dozen pupils live within the catchment area, but travel to the neighbouring primary school.
    • The Minister acknowledged the need to provide additional accommodation for older people at the District Hospital to serve the catchment area.
  • 2The area from which rainfall flows into a river, lake, or reservoir: the reservoir and its catchment area of heather moorland
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    • The scheme is aimed at enhancing rivers and lakes in the Mayo catchment area.
    • Contrary to heavy rainfall in the plains, there seems to be less rainfall in the catchment area of the Gobind Sagar reservoir in Himachal Pradesh.
    • The lake overflowed as the catchment area of the lake has been receiving heavy rain for the last one week.

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