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watershed

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Noun
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wa=ter=shed
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2 in 2 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

watershedn. [Cf. G. wasserscheide; wasser water + scheide a place where two things separate, fr. scheiden to separate.].
  •  The whole region or extent of country which contributes to the supply of a river or lake.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The line of division between two adjacent rivers or lakes with respect to the flow of water by natural channels into them; the natural boundary of a basin; -- called also divide and water parting.  [1913 Webster]
  •  a point in time marking an important transition between two situations, or phases of an activity; a turning point.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

watershed, n.
1 a line of separation between waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.
2 a turning-point in affairs.

Etymology
WATER + shed ridge of high ground (rel. to SHED(2)), after G Wasserscheide

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