downstream

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EtymologyEdit

From down- +‎ stream.

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  • Rhymes: -iːm

AdjectiveEdit

downstream (comparative farther or further downstream, superlative farthest or furthest downstream)

  1. 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.
  2. (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.
    1. (computer networking) In the direction from the server to the client.
    2. (biology) Towards the 3′ end of a DNA molecule.

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downstream (not comparable)

  1. Following the path of a river or stream
    We spent the day paddling downstream in our canoes.

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downstream (third-person singular simple present downstreams, present participle downstreaming, simple past and past participle downstreamed)

  1. To stream downward.