Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The entire basin drained by a river and all its tributaries.

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  • This may be on the level of the drainage-area concerned, or perhaps even on the village level.

    1. POLICIES AND INSTITUTIONS

  • It is known from the amount of sediment annually delivered into the sea by the Mississippi, that its enormous drainage-area must on an average be lowered. 00263 of an inch each year; and this would suffice in four and a half million years to lower the whole drainage-area to the level of the seashore.

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky

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