Meaning of “downstream” in the English Dictionary

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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:

Opposite

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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)