downstream

[doun-streem]
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:
1700–10; down1 + stream

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downstream (ˈdaʊnˈstriːm)
 
adv, —adj
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

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downstream
1706, from down (prep.) + stream.
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Example sentences
For instance, upstream construction can cause silting downstream.
They are made in the interest of downstream benefits, many of which never materialize.
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.
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