downstream

[ doun-streem ]
/ ˈdaʊnˈstrim /

adverb

with or in the direction of the current of a stream.

adjective

of or relating to the latter part of a process or system.
Genetics. with or in the direction of transcription, translation, or synthesis of a DNA, RNA, or protein molecule.

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Origin of downstream

First recorded in 1700–10; down1 + stream
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British Dictionary definitions for downstream

downstream
/ (ˈdaʊnˈstriːm) /

adverb, adjective

in or towards the lower part of a stream; with the current
(in the oil industry) of or for the refining, distribution, or marketing of oil or its derived productsCompare upstream (def. 2)
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