Deutsch: Bach / Español: Arroyo / Português: Córrego / Français: Ruisseau / Italiano: Ruscello
A stream is a body of water with a current, confined within a bed and stream banks. Depending on its locale or certain characteristics, a stream may be referred to as a branch, brook, beck, burn, creek, "crick", gill (occasionally ghyll), kill, lick, mill race, rill, river, syke, bayou, rivulet, streamage, wash, run or runnel.
In an industrial or industry context, "stream" can refer to a flow of material, information, or energy. Some examples of its usage include:
- Data stream: a continuous flow of digital data that is generated and processed in real-time.
- Material stream: a flow of raw materials, intermediates, or finished products in a manufacturing process.
- Energy stream: a flow of electrical, thermal, or other forms of energy in a production process.
- Waste stream: the flow of waste materials generated during a production process.
- Air stream: the flow of air in a ventilation or air conditioning system.
- Water stream: the flow of water in a manufacturing process or in the cooling of equipment.
- Information stream: a continuous flow of information that is transmitted and processed in real-time.
- Financial stream: the flow of financial resources, including cash and investments, in a business or industrial setting.
- Logistic stream: the flow of materials, information, and resources through a supply chain.
- Processing stream: the flow of materials or information through a series of processing steps in a manufacturing or production process.
These are just a few examples, and the specific definitions and usage of "stream" can vary depending on the specific context and industry.