from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A large self-contained drainage basin of the western United States, including most of Nevada and parts of Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, and California. Situated in the rain shadow of the Sierra Nevada, the Great Basin is mostly arid.
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- proper noun A large
aridarea of western United States of America.
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