Meaning of downstream

down•stream

Pronunciation: (doun'strēm'), [key]
— adv.
  1. with or in the direction of the current of a stream.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the latter part of a process or system.
  2. with or in the direction of transcription, translation, or synthesis of a DNA, RNA, or protein molecule.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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