adverb or adjective Date: 1681 1. in the direction opposite to the flow of a stream 2. in or to a position within the production stream closer to manufacturing processes <
make most of its money upstream, selling cheap crude…to refineries — John Quirt

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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