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Basin may refer to:

Geology and landforms[edit]


  • Bowl, a round container
    • Pudding basin, a bowl in which raw pudding dough or batter is placed for cooking
  • Emesis basin, a kidney-shaped bowl used in hospitals etc. for vomit
  • Sink, a plumbing fixture
  • Toilet basin, an alternate name for the bowl (pan) of a flush toilet
  • Wash basin, a sink or bowl to contain water for cleaning hands and other minor washing
    • Basin stand or washstand, an obsolete piece of furniture to hold a wash basin, jug, towel, etc.

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United States[edit]



  • Thomas Basin (1412–1491), French bishop of Lisieux and historian

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