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English definition of “downstream”

downstream

adverb, adjective     /ˌdaʊnˈstriːm/
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 upstreamDown and downwardMoving downwardsPoints in time
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