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Main Entry: ba·sin
Pronunciation: primarystressbamacrs-schwan
Function: noun
1 a : a wide usually round container with sloping or curving sides for holding liquids b : the amount that a basin holds
2 : a hollow area or enclosure containing water; especially : a partly enclosed water area for anchoring ships
3 a : the land drained by a river and its branches b : a large or small hollow area in the surface of the land or in the ocean floor c : a great hollow area in the surface of the lithosphere filled by an ocean
4 : a broad area of the earth beneath which layers of sedimentary rock dip usually from the sides toward the center

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