[adverb on-streem, awn-; adjective on-streem, awn-]
- in or into regular operation, especially as part of a system, assembly line, or the like: When the new printing press goes on-stream, we'll be able to print twice as many newspapers a day.
- operating on a regular basis or at full capacity: on-stream production.
Origin of on-stream
First recorded in 1925–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018