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stream

noun     /striːm/
[C] FINANCE a regular flow of money : Utilities have a steady stream of cash coming in from their customers . Fees for advising on acquisitions represent a large part of big banks ' income streams.
[C, usually singular] a large number of things or people of a similar type that happen or are seen one after the other: a/the stream of sth A bankruptcy filing would add to the stream of business failures that have plagued corporate America .a steady/constant/continuous stream of sth/sb At the moment , we're seeing a steady stream of people in trouble from refinancings.
come on stream PRODUCTION to start to be used to produce or manufacture something: New power plants need to come on stream by 2016-17.
(Definition of stream noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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