mainstream

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Etymology[edit]

main +‎ stream

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Adjective[edit]

mainstream ‎(comparative more mainstream, superlative most mainstream)

  1. Used or accepted broadly rather than by small portions of a population or market.
    They often carry stories you won't find in the mainstream media.
    • 2011, Taner Edis, Science and Nonbelief, Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 9780313330780, page 153:
      As unsubstantiated claims receive significant backing, skeptics and defenders of mainstream science enter the fray.

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Noun[edit]

mainstream ‎(plural mainstreams)

  1. (usually with the) That which is common; the norm.
    His ideas were well outside the mainstream, but he presented them intelligently, and we were impressed if not convinced.

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mainstream ‎(third-person singular simple present mainstreams, present participle mainstreaming, simple past and past participle mainstreamed)

  1. (transitive) To popularize, to normalize, to render mainstream.
  2. (transitive, education) To educate (a disabled student) together with non-disabled students.
    Mainstreaming has become more common in recent years, as studies have shown that many mainstreamed students with mild learning disabilities learn better than their non-mainstreamed counterparts.

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Noun[edit]

mainstream m ‎(plural mainstreams)

  1. mainstream