Meaning of downstream in English:


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Pronunciation /daʊnˈstriːm/ /ˈdaʊnstriːm/


  • 1In the direction in which a stream or river flows.

    ‘the car had floated some way downstream’
    ‘the valley where I lived was downstream from coal mines’
    ‘the bridge spanned the river just downstream of the rail line’
    • ‘I am downwind of the stream, downstream of the mountain.’
    • ‘When evenings are fair some good fishing is available at Holycross and Ballycamus on the River Suir, downstream of Thurles.’
    • ‘As a result of water diversion from the upper Jordan by the Israel, there is no fresh water to flow downstream of Tiberias.’
    • ‘The pegs on the main river just downstream of where the Darwen enters are also quit suitable for this and, I am happy to report, both have been fishing very well.’
    • ‘Match anglers on the Ouse this weekend are unlikely to find themselves doing battle with any barbel as most of the action is on the river downstream of York.’
    • ‘Our Deputy Head asked how far the river was navigable downstream of Hairatan.’
    • ‘The Lower Ure Championships drew a good entry of 65 to the river downstream of Boroughbridge.’
    • ‘Water levels are low and the river downstream of the traps currently holds a large number of fish.’
    • ‘All the report said was that the river had been polluted downstream of the sewerage works.’
    • ‘A crew of 18 is assembled 50 river miles downstream of Lees Ferry in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.’
    • ‘We sat along the banks of the Rappahannock River downstream of Fredericksburg for some time while the enemy lurked opposite us.’
    • ‘At about the same time abnormal fish were noticed in rivers in southern England downstream of sewage works.’
    • ‘After a few metres, you will find yourself in the stream a few metres downstream of the crawl up through the slot mentioned above.’
    • ‘The temperature of the air stream was measured just downstream of the dew point hygrometer using a thermocouple.’
    • ‘They deliberately biased their sample by examining stream and river systems downstream from urban or intense agricultural areas.’
    • ‘With the rapid currents of the river that flowed downstream, people could place their supplies into many empty barrels and send them to the main camp site a few miles down.’
    • ‘No information was available on the effects of altered river flow on wetlands downstream.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the fact that the river is walled on each side, downstream of bridge, and there are gateposts on the river is also interesting.’
    • ‘The fish have been shoaled in the shallower, faster, water downstream of the numerous weirs that bear testament to the river's industrial heritage.’
    • ‘One of the best swims is situated downstream of the caravan park.’
  • 2Biology
    In or towards the part of a sequence of genetic material where transcription takes place later than at a given point.

    ‘a termination signal was found downstream from the coding region’
    • ‘In human cells as well, a region directly downstream of the DNA-binding domain appears to have the same function.’
    • ‘The second element is a region of 50 bp downstream of the promoter.’
    • ‘Moreover, the C-terminal region downstream of the zinc fingers is also essential.’
    • ‘The genes that encode these proteins are located immediately downstream of the cos region at the left end of the mature chromosome.’
    • ‘At least for some of these, a direct role downstream of vertebrate Hh proteins has been defined similar to what is seen in flies.’
  • 3At a stage in the process of gas or oil extraction and production after the raw material is ready for refining.

    ‘the company is bigger downstream, deriving a larger slice of its revenues from refining and marketing the oil it finds’
    • ‘This, in turn, has pushed CAD both upstream and downstream in the production process.’
    • ‘The other 20 shared common ownership with the downstream (processing or marketing) stages.’
    • ‘View every person in the organisation as both a supplier to someone in the next downstream process and a customer to someone in the next upstream process.’
    • ‘Customer satisfaction also involves internal customers, that is, owners of downstream processes.’
    • ‘However the downstream production of the metals certainly doesn't.’
    • ‘Shell is predominantly involved in downstream oil production and any hardening of refining margins could lift bottom line profits.’
    • ‘Various strip downstream processing routes for foil stock and foils production were tested on the level of industrial trials.’
    • ‘It significantly facilitates downstream purification and allows production at a much larger scale.’
    • ‘Import and export statistics show that the export ratio of the nation's mid- and downstream petrochemical products is gradually rising.’
    • ‘After widespread protests it also withdrew its decision to remove the petroleum subsidy and deregulate the downstream petroleum sectors.’
    • ‘Farid of ABB Lummus agrees that downstream petroleum work continues apace.’
    • ‘We may make gains with respect to oil and gas and downstream energy products.’
    • ‘Upstream services include the exploration and production of oil and gas while downstream includes the trading and refining of the products.’
    • ‘Therein lies the problem for integrated oil companies like Shell whose operation embraces both upstream and downstream businesses.’


  • 1Situated or moving in the direction in which a stream or river flows.

    ‘deforestation could have disastrous consequences for downstream regions’
  • 2Biology
    Situated in or towards the part of a sequence of genetic material where transcription takes place later than at a given point.

    ‘many of the protein gene sequences in this study appear to end with a single T that is directly adjacent to the downstream gene’
  • 3Taking place at or relating to a stage in the process of gas or oil extraction and production after the raw material is ready for refining.

    ‘a government regulation on the oil and gas downstream sector was issued’



/daʊnˈstriːm/ /ˈdaʊnstriːm/