Glossary 

Term 

Definition

Drainage 

River system of a particular region.

Drainage Basin 

The area drained by a single river system is called a Drainage Basin. 

Water Divide 

Any elevated area, such as a mountain or upland that separates two drainage basins is known as a Water Divide. 

Perennial river

Rivers that flow throughout the year 

Tributary

A river or stream that flows into a larger river or sea.

Delta

A triangle-shaped piece of land formed when a river divides into smaller rivers before flowing into an ocean.

Estuary

The point at which the tide meets the stream at the mouth of a large river.

Peninsular

Landmass that are border by water bodies from the three sides 

 

 

 

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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.