- Further along in the flow of current, in relation to a river, stream, bloodstream, or other flow of fluid.
- She lives downstream from the dam.
- (metaphoric) Occurring later than something else; (also, usually, especially) influenced by something else; being a consequence of something else.
- Input validation is downstream of input entry in the runtime process.
- 2009, Andrew Teufel, Aaron Azelton, Fisher Investments on Energy (page 3)
- The downstream segment (also known as refining and marketing, or R&M) focuses on the final stage of the integrated process.
- 2018, David Brody, Scott Lamb, The Faith of Donald J. Trump: A Spiritual Biography, →ISBN:
- We're a couple of conservative Christians who believe that politics is downstream from culture.
lower down, in relation to a river or stream
biology: towards the 3' end of a DNA molecule
downstream (not comparable)
Following the path of a river or stream
- To stream downward.