Definition of downstream in English:

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adverbdaʊnˈstriːm & adjectiveˈdaʊnstriːm

1Situated or moving in the direction in which a stream or river flows: [as adverb]: the bridge spanned the river just downstream of the rail line [as adjective]: deforestation could have disastrous consequences for downstream regions
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  • I am downwind of the stream, downstream of the mountain.
  • When evenings are fair some good fishing is available at Holycross and Ballycamus on the River Suir, downstream of Thurles.
  • As a result of water diversion from the upper Jordan by the Israel, there is no fresh water to flow downstream of Tiberias.
1.1 Biology Situated in or towards the part of a sequence of genetic material where transcription takes place later than at a given point: a termination signal was found downstream from the coding region
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  • In human cells as well, a region directly downstream of the DNA-binding domain appears to have the same function.
  • The second element is a region of 50 bp downstream of the promoter.
  • Moreover, the C-terminal region downstream of the zinc fingers is also essential.
1.2At a stage in the process of gas or oil extraction and production after the raw material is ready for refining.
Example sentences
  • This, in turn, has pushed CAD both upstream and downstream in the production process.
  • The other 20 shared common ownership with the downstream (processing or marketing) stages.
  • View every person in the organisation as both a supplier to someone in the next downstream process and a customer to someone in the next upstream process.

Words that rhyme with downstream

abeam, agleam, beam, blaspheme, bream, deem, deme, dream, esteem, extreme, gleam, hakim, kilim, meme, midstream, Nîmes, régime, scheme, scream, seam, seem, steam, stream, supreme, team, teem, theme, upstream

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