Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “downstream”

downstream

adverb, adjective     /ˌdaʊnˈstriːm/
used to describe something happening 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.
(Definition of downstream adverbadjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of downstream

Definitions of “downstream” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More