Depression vs Basin - What's the difference?

depression | basin |


As a noun depression

is depression (area that is lower than its surroundings).

As a proper noun basin is

a cdp in montana.

depression

English

Noun

  • (lb) An area that is lower in topography than its surroundings.
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  • *:It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick. As one sat on the sward behind the elm, with the back turned on the rick and nothing in front but the tall elms and the oaks in the other hedge, it was quite easy to fancy it the verge of the prairie with the backwoods close by.
  • (lb) In psychotherapy and psychiatry, a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future.
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  • (lb) In psychotherapy and psychiatry, a period of unhappiness or low morale which lasts longer than several weeks and may include ideation of self-inflicted injury or suicide.
  • (lb) An area of lowered air pressure that generally brings moist weather, sometimes promoting hurricanes and tornadoes.
  • (lb) A period of major economic contraction.
  • Four consecutive quarters of negative, real GDP growth. See NBER.
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  • A lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, in contrast to elevation.
  • See also

    * downturn * (National Bureau of Economic Research) ----

    basin

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.
  • (geography) An area of land from which water drains into a specific river.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Douglas Larson , title=Runaway Devils Lake , volume=100, issue=1, page=46 , magazine= citation , passage=Devils Lake is where I began my career as a limnologist in 1964, studying the lake’s neotenic salamanders and chironomids, or midge flies. […] The Devils Lake Basin' is an endorheic, or closed, ' basin covering about 9,800 square kilometers in northeastern North Dakota.}}
  • (geography) A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.
  • Synonyms

    * (bowl) sink

    Derived terms

    * basin of attraction * catchment basin * Chad Basin * drainage basin * oceanic basin * sedimentary basin * Tarim Basin

    See also

    * (wikipedia "basin") *

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