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noun [countable] catchment area pronunciation in American English /ˈkætʃmənt ˌeriə/
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singularcatchment area
pluralcatchment areas
  1. 1
    the area of land around a river or lake that it gets its water from
  2. 2
    British the area for which a school or hospital provides a service

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