Definitions for upstreamˈʌpˈstrim
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in the direction against a stream's current
toward the source or against the current
against the current
in a direction against the flow of a current or stream; upriver
involving exploration and pre-production rather than refining and selling
in the direction from the client to the server
towards the leading end (5'end) of a DNA molecule
toward the higher part of a stream; against the current
In software development, upstream refers to a direction toward the original authors or maintainers of software that is distributed as source code, and is a qualification of either a bug or a patch. For example, a patch sent upstream is offered to the original authors or maintainers of the software. If accepted, the authors or maintainers will include the patch in their software, either immediately or in a future release. If rejected, the person who submitted the patch will have to maintain his or her own distribution of the author's software. Upstream development allows other distributions to benefit from it when they pick up the future release. The term also pertains to bugs – responsibility for a bug is said to lie upstream when it is not caused through the distribution's porting and integration efforts.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[common] Towards the original author(s) or maintainer(s) of a project. Used in connection with software that is distributed both in its original source form and in derived, adapted versions through a distribution (like the Debian version of Linux or one of the BSD ports) that has component maintainers for each of their parts. When a component maintainer receives a bug report or patch, he may choose to retain the patch as a porting tweak to the distribution's derivative of the project, or to pass it upstream to the project's maintainer. The antonym downstream is rare.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
We will be focusing more on the profitability rather then on volumes in the upstream segment.
It is not often in this industry that the downstream has had a higher return on capital than the upstream.
The IRGC is known for using front companies ... businesses have to really always look upstream to see who is beneath the surface.
It is challenging for an upstream company like Statoil to cope with such changes... but it gives opportunities on the trading side.
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