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Basin may refer to:

Geography and geology[edit]

  • Depression (geology)
    • Back-arc basin, a submarine feature associated with island arcs and subduction zones
    • 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
    • Impact basin, a large impact crater
    • Retention basin, stormwater runoff to prevent flooding and downstream erosion which includes a permanent pool of water
    • Detention basin, a man-made basin used to temporarily store surplus water from rivers.
    • Sedimentary basin (sedimentology), a low and usually sinking region that is filled with sediments from adjacent higher areas
    • Structural basin, 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


  • 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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