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Definition of Reservoir

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large lake for storing water; container used to collect and store water; additional supply, reserve; area or location where something is stored (esp. liquid)
Reservoir Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.
  
(n.)
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, or to drive a mill wheel, or the like.
  
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reservoir
\res"er*voir`\ (r&ebreve;z"&etilde;r*vwôr`; 277), n. [f. réservoir, fr. ll. reservatorium. see reservatory.]
1. 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, or to drive a mill wheel, or the like.
2. (bot.) a small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.


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 receiving reservoir 
for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
A receptacle where a quantity of some material, especially of a liquid or gas, may be kept.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cadwfa = n. a reservoir
Pwnt = n. aggregate; a reservoir
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a large or extra supply of something; "a reservoir of talent"
(hypernym) supply
2. lake used to store water for community use
(synonym) artificial lake
(hypernym) lake
(hyponym) Lake Mead
(part-holonym) water system, water supply, water
3. tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil)
(hypernym) tank, storage tank
(hyponym) cistern
4. anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"
(synonym) source
(hypernym) thing
Reservoir Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
A porous, permeable sedimentary rock formation containing quantities of oil and/or gas enclosed or surrounded by layers of less permeable or impervious rock; a structural trap; a stratigraphic trip (q.v.).
Reservoir Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
Australian Post Codes
Locality : RESERVOIR
State: VIC
Locality : RESERVOIR
State: WA
Australian GPS + Postcode Town Index
VIC -37.71436 145.01115 3073
WA -31.98694 116.1775 6076
Reservoir Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
EIA Energy Glossary
A porous and permeable underground formation containing an individual and separate natural accumulation of producible hydrocarbons (crude oil and/or natural gas) which is confined by impermeable rock or water barriers and is characterized by a single natural pressure system.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
(Geology) An accumulation of oil and/or gas in a porous rock such as sandstone. A petroleum reservoir normally contains three fluids (oil, gas and water), which separate into distinct sections, owing to their varying gravities. Gas occupies the upper part of the reservoir as it is the lightest, oil the middle section, while water and rocks occupy the lower section. (Hydraulics) A storage tank for control fluids used to operate the well control components and other hydraulically-actuated devices.
Glossary of water terms
a pond, lake, or basin, either natural or artificial, for the storage, regulation, and control of water.
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Reservoir
Reservoir Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A reservoir (etymology: from French réservoir a "storehouse" ) is a natural or artificial lake, storage pond or impoundment from a dam which is used to store water. Reservoirs may be created in river valleys by the construction of a dam or may be built by excavation in the ground or by conventional construction techniques such as brickwork or cast concrete.

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Reservoir Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
Any natural or artificial holding area used to store, regulate, or control water.
Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Any artificial or natural holding area which contains or will contain the water impounded by a dam.
A pond, lake, or basin, either natural or artificial, for the storage, regulation, and control of water.
Reservoir Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Epidemiology Terms
The habitat in which an infectious agent normally lives, grows and multiplies; reservoirs include human reservoirs, animals reservoirs, and environmental reservoirs.
Aids Glossary
a site where an infectious agent collects and multiplies (e.g., macrophages and lymph nodes are believed to be reservoirs for HIV).
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