Definition of downstream in English:


Syllabification: down·stream
Pronunciation: /dounˈstrēm

adverb& adjective

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 toward 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.
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  • 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.

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