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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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Examples from the web for downstream
  • For instance, upstream construction can cause silting downstream.
  • With high hopes they put their craft into the water and moved downstream.
  • Water drawn-off is not necessarily entirely consumed and some portion may be returned for further use downstream.
  • If this happens, water that the ice dam had been holding back can rush downstream, causing flash floods.
  • As rain or melting snow fill river, ice at the surface cracks and breaks up into chunks that float downstream.
  • The gentle current allows you to raft upstream or down, eliminating the need to park a second vehicle downstream.
  • More often than many people realize, fast-moving water carries the car downstream.
  • If fits aren't snug, the circuit is broken and everything downstream of the break will fail to light.
  • They are made in the interest of downstream benefits, many of which never materialize.
  • The results indicated that the flow of energy was from larger to smaller eddies, where it gradually dissipated downstream.
British Dictionary definitions for downstream

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 downstream
adv., adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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downstream in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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