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"downstream" in British English

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downstreamadverb, adjective

uk   /ˌdaʊnˈstriːm/ us   /ˌdaʊnˈstriːm/
in the direction a river or stream is flowing: The current carried her downstream.
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.
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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 boat landing 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   /ˌdaʊnˈstriːm/ us  
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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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