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Edit the stream module introduction for concision and simplicity.

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> Stability: 2 - Stable
A stream is an abstract interface for working with streaming data in Node.js.
The `stream` module provides a base API that makes it easy to build objects
that implement the stream interface.
The `stream` module provides an API for implementing the stream interface.

There are many stream objects provided by Node.js. For instance, a
[request to an HTTP server][http-incoming-message] and [`process.stdout`][]
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Streams can be readable, writable, or both. All streams are instances of

The `stream` module can be accessed using:
To access the `stream` module:

const stream = require('stream');

While it is important to understand how streams work, the `stream` module itself
is most useful for developers that are creating new types of stream instances.
Developers who are primarily *consuming* stream objects will rarely need to use
the `stream` module directly.
The `stream` module is useful for creating new types of stream instances. It is
usually not necessary to use the `stream` module to consume streams.

## Organization of this Document

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