Definitions and Examples of upstream, higher, preceding
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
In the direction against the flow of a stream or current.
The fish swim upstream to lay their eggs.
At a greater height or level than something else.
The helicopter flew higher than the trees.
Coming before in time, order, or rank.
The preceding chapter discussed the history of the company.
Key Differences: upstream vs higher vs preceding
- 1Upstream refers to the opposite direction of a stream or current.
- 2Higher describes a greater height or level than something else.
- 3Preceding refers to something that comes before in time, order, or rank.
Effective Usage of upstream, higher, preceding
- 1Navigation: Use upstream and downstream to navigate rivers or streams.
- 2Comparison: Use higher to compare heights or levels of objects.
- 3Chronology: Use preceding to describe the order of events or chapters in a book.
The antonyms of downstream describe opposite directions, positions, or orders. Use upstream to navigate rivers or streams, higher to compare heights or levels, and preceding to describe the order of events or chapters.