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downstream

adverb, adjective uk   /ˌdaʊnˈstriːm/ us  
in the direction a river or stream is flowing: The current carried her downstream. used to describe something that happens later in a process or series of events: He has expanded the glass manufacturing firm by purchasing downstream businesses such as a glass distribution company.
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Translations of “downstream”
in Chinese (Traditional) 順流(的),向下游(的)…
in Russian вниз по течению…
in Turkish nehrin akış yönüne…
in Chinese (Simplified) 顺流(的),向下游(的)…
in Polish w dole rzeki, w dół rzeki…
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