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Meaning of “downstream” in the English Dictionary

"downstream" in British English

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downstreamadverb, adjective

uk   us   /ˌdaʊnˈstriːm/
in the ​direction a ​river or ​stream is ​flowing: The ​currentcarried her downstream. used to ​describe something that ​happenslater in a ​process or ​series of ​events: He has ​expanded the ​glassmanufacturingfirm by ​purchasing downstream businesses such as a ​glassdistributioncompany.
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Down and downward
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(Definition of downstream from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"downstream" in American English

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downstreamadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdɑʊnˈstrim/
in the same ​direction as the ​current of a ​river is ​flowing: The ​boatlanding is about ​half a ​mile downstream from here.
(Definition of downstream from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"downstream" in Business English

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downstreamadverb, adjective

uk   us   /ˌdaʊnˈstriːm/
used to describe something ​happening later in a ​process or ​series of ​events: He has ​expanded the glass ​manufacturingfirm by ​purchasing downstream ​businesses such as a glass ​distributioncompany.
(Definition of downstream from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “downstream”
in Chinese (Simplified) 顺流(的),向下游(的)…
in Turkish nehrin akış yönüne…
in Russian вниз по течению…
in Chinese (Traditional) 順流(的),向下游(的)…
in Polish w dole rzeki, w dół rzeki…
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