midstream

noun mid·stream \ ˈmid-ˈstrēm , -ˌstrēm \

Definition of midstream

1 :the middle of a stream
2 :an intermediate stage in an act or process
  • the tone changes in midstream

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First Known Use of midstream

before 12th century



MIDSTREAM Defined for Kids

midstream

noun mid·stream \ ˈmid-ˈstrēm \

Definition of midstream for Students

:the part of a stream farthest from each bank

Medical Dictionary

midstream

adjective mid·stream \ ˌmid-ˈstrēm \

medical Definition of midstream

:of, relating to, or being urine passed during the middle of an act of urination and not at the beginning or end
  • a midstream specimen


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