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English definition of “upstream”

upstream

adverb     /ʌpˈstriːm/
along a river in the opposite direction to the way that the water is movingWatercourses and waterfallsDirection of motionPoints of the compass
(Definition of upstream adverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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