Downstream meaning

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Toward or closer to the mouth of a stream; in the direction of the current.

Floated downstream.

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At a later point in a production process or supply chain.
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The definition of downstream is in the same direction that the current of water flows.

When a piece of driftwood is moving left and the current of the water is moving left, this is an example of a time when the driftwood is moving downstream.

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Being or moving closer to the mouth of a stream; in the direction of the current.
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Later in a production process or supply chain.
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In the direction of the current of a stream.
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At or toward the end of some process, course of activity, etc.
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From the provider to the customer. Downloading files and Web pages from the Internet is the downstream side. The upstream is from the customer to the provider (requesting a Web page, sending email, etc.). In cable TV, downstream signals are the network, movie and sports channels transmitted to the customer. However, if the cable provider offers video-on-demand or Internet access, the cable also has an upstream.Not SymmetricalInternet access speeds are typically not symmetrical, with the downstream rate being considerably faster than the upstream. The slower upstream prevents users from operating websites. For fast upstream Internet connections, the customer can sign a business-oriented service agreement, if available, or use specialized providers that accommodate datacenters and high-speed servers. See download and download vs. upload.
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A term used in the energy industry to refer to commercial oil and gas operations beyond the production phase. Downstream operations include oil refining, marketing, and natural gas transmission and distribution.
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The signal direction from the network edge to the customer premises. See also upstream.
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Lower down, in relation to a river or stream.

She lives downstream from the dam.

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(computing) In the direction from the server to the client.
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Following the path of a river or stream.

We spent the day paddling downstream in our canoes.

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Origin of downstream

  • From down- +‎ stream.

    From Wiktionary