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downstream

in or towards the lower part of a stream; with the current

downstream

[′dau̇n‚strēm]
(chemical engineering)
Portion of a product stream that has already passed through the system; that portion located after a specific process unit.
(genetics)
Further along in the direction of transcription on one strand of the deoxyribonucleic acid sequence of a gene; for a linked gene, downstream may be in the opposite direction along the chromosome.
(hydrology)
In the direction of flow, as a current or waterway.

downstream

downstream

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 Symmetrical
Internet 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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Auto Manufacturing 90% Cement 95% Chemicals 100% Coal 100% Dowstream Petroleum 100% Education and Health Institutions 33% Electric Utilities 100% Energy Pipelines 100% Federal Government 100% Lime 45% Metal Mining and Processing 90% Municipal Governments 37% Natural Gas Distribution 100% Primary Aluminium 100% provincial Governments 100% Pulp and Paper 75% Railways 100% Service and Retail Industry 24% Steel 100% Textiles 60% Upstream Oil and Gas 93% Note: Table made from bar graph
On January 7, 1997, a US Geological Survey (USGS) employee took a boat out on the Sacramento at Freeport, a small town dowstream from the state capital, rinsed out a Teflon container three times, then filled it with river water.
The third most important point of divergence is the quantity of water allowed to flow dowstream Kotri to ensure adequate quantity of fresh water supply to mangroves in the deltaric region.