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English definition of “downstream”

downstream

adverb, adjective uk   /ˌdaʊnˈstriːm/ us  
in the direction a river or stream is flowing: The current carried her downstream.Watercourses and waterfalls 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.
Opposite
Down and downwardMoving downwardsPoints in time
(Definition of downstream from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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