mid·​stream | \ ˈmid-ˈstrēm How to pronounce midstream (audio) , -ˌstrēm \

Definition of midstream

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

Examples of midstream in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another perched comically on all fours on a small tree branch midstream. Carl Fincke, Washington Post, "On a remote Russian peninsula, a vodka-fueled ad�ven�ture," 6 Mar. 2020 Trades are difficult to make, and roster overhauls are nearly impossible midstream. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, "Hockey is an honest game, or is it?," 18 Jan. 2020 Meat industry officials say the new requirement to report contamination midstream, as Eddy Packing did, probably accounts for most of the recall increases for foreign matter contamination. Kimberley Kindy, Anchorage Daily News, "Recalls for processed meat rise drastically as consumers bite down on metal, plastic and glass," 28 Dec. 2019 In the medium-term, the aridification of Saudi Arabia’s climate poses the most serious threat to its business and its midstream and downstream operations will be most at risk. Fortune, "Saudi Aramco Has a New Climate Change Challenge: Too Much Water," 21 Nov. 2019 World Heritage Site Pictures: Victoria Falls 1/6 View Slideshow The national border between Zambia and Zimbabwe lies midstream, and national parks of both nations exist on either side of the Zambezi. Amy Mckeever, National Geographic, "Extreme weather threatens one of Earth's most awe-inspiring waterfalls," 18 Feb. 2020 Researchers analyzed projected upstream oil and gas production expansions as well as recently built and expected midstream and downstream facilities. Erin Douglas, Houston Chronicle, "Gulf Coast oil and gas expansion will generate half a billion annual tons of emissions in U.S.: report," 15 Jan. 2020 Second, the economy is so strong that changing horses in midstream makes no sense, especially when the alternative is the socialist or socialist-lite agenda being pushed by whomever Democrats nominate. Edward Morrissey, TheWeek, "Why moderates should think twice about Klobuchar," 12 Feb. 2020 But that request went on hold after the appeals court stepped in midstream and intervened - at Trump’s request and with Sullivan’s consent - to consider the untested separation-of-powers issues. Author: Ann E. Marimow, Jonathan O'connell, Anchorage Daily News, "Individual members of Congress can’t sue Trump over business dealings, court rules," 7 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of midstream

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Midstream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midstream. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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mid·​stream | \ ˈmid-ˈstrēm How to pronounce midstream (audio) \

Kids Definition of midstream

: the part of a stream farthest from each bank


mid·​stream | \ ˌmid-ˈstrēm How to pronounce midstream (audio) \

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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