Definition of downstream adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdaʊnˈstriːm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdaʊnˈstriːm//
    Rivers and lakes
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  1. 1(less frequent downriver) in a position along a river which is nearer the sea downstream areas opposite upstream See related entries: Rivers and lakes
  2. 2happening as a consequence of something that has happened earlier downstream effects
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