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Basin may refer to:


  • Sink, a plumbing fixture
  • Bowl, a round container
    • Pudding basin, a bowl in which raw pudding dough or batter is placed for cooking
  • 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.
  • Emesis basin, a kidney-shaped bowl used in hospitals etc for vomit
  • Toilet basin, an alternate name for the bowl (pan) of a flush toilet

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Other uses[edit]

  • Basin (chanson de geste), a poem about Charlemagne's childhood
  • Basin of attraction, in mathematics, an area of a nonlinear system with an attractor
  • Basin, the area of a dry dock which can be flooded and drained
  • Canal basin, a docking section of canal wide enough to allow for uninterrupted canal traffic
  • Thomas Basin (1412–1491), French bishop of Lisieux and historian

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