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watershed (noun) – 1. The entire region draining into a river, river system, or other body of water. Also called basin, drainage basin.
2. A ridge of high land dividing two areas that are drained by different river systems. Also called divide, water parting.
3. A critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Watershed may be an ordinary English compound, the element shed having the rare sense ?a part made in one?s hair.? Watershed may also be a loan translation from the German compound Wasserscheide (Scheide in German means “boundary, border, limit, divide”). Watershed entered English in the 18th century.