- IPA[ˈkɛtʃmənt ˈɛriə]
- the area from which rainfall flows into a river, lake, or reservoir.；the area of a city, town, etc., from which a hospital's patients or school's students are drawn.
noun: catchment area, plural noun: catchment areas
- IPA[ˈkatʃm(ə)nt ˌɛːrɪə]
- the area from which a hospital's patients or school's pupils are drawn: she lives outside the school's catchment area