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downstream

[doun-streem] /ˈdaʊnˈstrim/
adverb
1.
with or in the direction of the current of a stream.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the latter part of a process or system.
3.
Genetics. with or in the direction of transcription, translation, or synthesis of a DNA, RNA, or protein molecule.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; down1 + stream
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British Dictionary definitions for down stream

downstream

/ˈdaʊnˈstriːm/
adverb, adjective
1.
in or towards the lower part of a stream; with the current
2.
(in the oil industry) of or for the refining, distribution, or marketing of oil or its derived products Compare upstream (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for down stream

downstream

adv., adj.

1706, from down (prep.) + stream (n.).

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