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downstream

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adverb or adjective down·stream \ˈdau̇n-ˈstrēm\

Simple Definition of downstream

  • : in the direction in which a stream, river, etc., flows

Full Definition of downstream

  1. 1 :  in the direction of or nearer to the mouth of a stream

  2. 2 :  in or toward the latter stages of a usually industrial process or the stages (as marketing) after manufacture


DOWNSTREAM Defined for Kids

downstream

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adverb down·stream \ˈdau̇n-ˈstrēm\

Definition of downstream

  1. :  in the direction a stream is flowing <paddling downstream>




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downstream

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adverb or adjective down·stream \ˌdau̇n-ˈstrēm\

Medical Definition of downstream

  1. :  in the same direction along a molecule of DNA or RNA as that in which transcription and translation take place and toward the end having a hydroxyl group attached to the position labeled 3′ in the terminal nucleotide <a nucleotide sequence located downstream from the regulatory gene> <effects on the expression of downstream genes>—compare upstream




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