Reservoir vs Basin - What's the difference?

reservoir | basin |


As a noun reservoir

is reservoir.

As a proper noun basin is

a cdp in montana.

reservoir

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A place where anything is kept in store; especially, a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted, as to supply a fountain, a canal, or a city by means of aqueducts.
  • A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.
  • A supply or source of something.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , title= In the News , volume=101, issue=3, page=193, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.}}

    Derived terms

    * water reservoir * receiving reservoir * oil reservoir * petroleum reservoir

    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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