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stream in Nature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstreamstream1 /striːm/ ●●● W3 noun [countable]  1 small riverDN a natural flow of water that moves across the land and is narrower than a river downstream, upstream2 continuous seriesSERIES a long and almost continuous series of events, people, objects etcstream of a stream of traffic a stream of abusesteady/constant/endless etc stream A steady stream of visitors came to the house.3 air/waterHE a flow of water, air, smoke etc, or the direction in which it is flowing A stream of cold air rushed through the open door. Gulf Stream, jet stream4 come on stream5 school British EnglishSES a level of ability within a group of students of the same age Kim’s in the top stream. bloodstream, mainstream1, stream of consciousness
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streamThis free software uses the Internet to deliver a stream of news, stock quotes and other information right to your desktop.The upper path was deep in mud: the lower one was now a stream.A stream of air swirled the dust into clouds.The constant stream of praise burbling in the background of the class swelled into shouts of rapture.Between there and Drumbreck House they came across a number of swollen burns and encountered streams where no streams had existed before.a mountain streamStill holding the mangled trophy above his head, he started to cross the stream.Below meandered a little stream; the stream believed to be the source of Charles Kingsley's inspiration.It is raining, and I am watching the streams of water form patterns on the windows.Many course combinations are possible during the first three years, facilitating transfer between these three streams.stream ofRefugees were pouring across the border in an endless stream.a stream of insultsGuides take the non-stop stream of visitors around the castle.