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English definition of “stream”

stream

noun [C] (CONTINUOUS FLOW)    /striːm/
any current of water or liquid: the level of cholesterol in your blood streamMovement of liquids the direction in which water is moving: She stopped rowing and let the boat float with the stream.Watercourses and waterfalls B2 a continuous flow of things or people: There has been a steady stream of phone calls from worried customers. I had a constant stream of visitors while I was ill.Masses and large amounts of things
(Definition of stream noun (CONTINUOUS FLOW) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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