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Basin is another term for a sink (plumbing fixture) or a bowl (round container).

Basin may also refer to:

  • 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.
  • Toilet basin, an alternate name for the bowl (pan) of a flush toilet
  • Emesis basin, a kidney-shaped bowl used in hospitals etc for vomit
  • Pudding basin, a bowl in which raw pudding dough or batter is placed for cooking
  • Basin, a 5th-century king who was father to Basina of Thuringia
  • Basin (chanson de geste), a poem about Charlemagne's childhood
  • Basin of attraction (mathematics), an area of a nonlinear system with an attractor
  • Canal basin, a docking section of canal wide enough to allow for uninterrupted canal traffic
  • Basin (maritime), the area of a drydock which can be flooded and drained

Geology and landforms[edit]

Basin may also refer to some types of geological depressions:

  • Debris basin, designed to prevent damage from debris flow
  • Drainage basin (hydrology), a topographic region in which all water drains to a common area
  • Endorheic basin, a closed topographic low area with no drainage outlet
  • Sedimentary basin (sedimentology), a low and usually sinking region that is filled with sediments from adjacent higher areas
  • Structural basin (geology), rock strata formed by tectonic warping of previously flat-lying strata
  • Tidal basin, an area that fills with water at high tide
  • Tropical cyclone basins, oceans or areas of oceans used for classifying tropical cyclones
  • Impact basin, a large impact crater

Place names[edit]

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