watershed

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun a natural dividing line between the sources of river systems, dividing one catchment area from another

Construction

  • The area of land that drains naturally into a stream or complex of streams. The management of watersheds in the national forestsis a principal function of the Forest service.

Media Studies

  • noun the time before which programmes unsuitable for children (featuring strong language or inappropriate content) may not be broadcast. Currently in the UK this is 9pm.
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