stream

stream stream [striːm] noun [countable]
1. a long and almost continuous series of things:
stream of

• Despite the steady stream of layoffs, federal statisticians are predicting growth in select industries.

• The refinery will come on stream (= start producing a stream of oil ) next year.

2. FINANCE regular amounts of money coming into a company or organization from a particular activity or source, especially over a long period of time:

• The city will get an income stream from property and income taxes paid by the new owners.

• The new products account for more than 80% of the company's revenue stream.

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stream UK US /striːm/ noun
[C] FINANCE a regular flow of money: »

Utilities have a steady stream of cash coming in from their customers.

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Fees for advising on acquisitions represent a large part of big banks' income streams.

[C, usually singular] a large number of things or people of a similar type that happen or are seen one after the other: a/the stream of sth »

A bankruptcy filing would add to the stream of business failures that have plagued corporate America.

a steady/constant/continuous stream of sth/sb »

At the moment, we're seeing a steady stream of people in trouble from refinancings.

come on stream — Cf. come on stream
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stream UK US /striːm/ verb [T] IT, INTERNET, COMMUNICATIONS
to listen to or watch sound or video on a computer, mobile phone, etc. directly from the internet rather than downloading it and saving it first, or to send sound or video in this way: stream video/music/files »

You can now use your home wi-fi wireless network to stream music from your PC.

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Streaming channels to individual handsets takes up a lot of network capacity.

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Although TV and other video can be streamed over 3G networks, it is not a broadcast technology.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Stream — (str[=e]m), n. [AS. stre[ a]m; akin to OFries. str[=a]m, OS. str[=o]m, D. stroom, G. strom, OHG. stroum, str[=u]m, Dan. & Sw. str[ o]m, Icel. straumr, Ir. sroth, Lith. srove, Russ. struia, Gr. ry sis a flowing, rei^n to flow, Skr. sru. [root]174 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stream — [strēm] n. [ME strem < OE stream, akin to Ger strom < IE base * sreu , to flow > Gr rheein, to flow] 1. a current or flow of water or other liquid, esp. one running along the surface of the earth; specif., a small river 2. a steady… …   English World dictionary

  • Stream — Stream, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Streamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Streaming}.] 1. To issue or flow in a stream; to flow freely or in a current, as a fluid or whatever is likened to fluids; as, tears streamed from her eyes. [1913 Webster] Beneath those… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stream — Stream, v. t. To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears. [1913 Webster] It may so please that she at length will stream Some dew of grace into my withered heart. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stream — ► NOUN 1) a small, narrow river. 2) a continuous flow of liquid, air, gas, people, etc. 3) Brit. a group in which schoolchildren of the same age and ability are taught. ► VERB 1) run or move in a continuous flow. 2) (usu. be streaming) run with… …   English terms dictionary

  • stream|y — «STREE mee», adjective, stream|i|er, stream|i|est. 1. full of streams or watercourses. 2. flowing in a stream; streaming …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stream — bzw. Streaming (engl. „Strömen, Fließen“) steht für: die kontinuierliche Übertragung von Daten, siehe Datenstrom Honda Stream, ein Modell der Automarke Honda Alternate Data Streams (zu deutsch: Alternative Datenströme), eine spezielle Funktion… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stream — ice [stʀimajs] ou, plus cour., stream [stʀim] n. m. ÉTYM. 1851, in D. D. L.; mot angl., « glace (ice) de courant (stream) ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Glace flottante mince de forme allongée, formant des champs étendus. 0 (…) champs (de gl …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • stream — n *flow, current, flood, tide, flux stream vb *pour, gush, sluice Analogous words: flow, issue, emanate, proceed (see SPRING): flood, deluge, inundate (see corresponding nouns at FLOOD) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stream — [n] small river beck, branch, brook, burn, course, creek, current, drift, flood, flow, freshet, race, rill, rindle, rivulet, run, runnel, rush, spate, spritz, surge, tide, torrent, tributary, watercourse; concept 514 stream [v] flow from cascade …   New thesaurus

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