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- 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.
- 2021 December 29, Stephen Roberts, “Stories and facts behind railway plaques: Aylesbury (2009)”, in RAIL, number 947, page 61:
- The mainstream media hones in on bad news stories where UK railways are concerned, yet gives scant attention to the many items of good news emerging from the network.
- Nouns often used with "mainstream": media, press, news, society, culture, economics, school, party, politics, education, theory, science, views
used or accepted broadly; common, usual or conventional
mainstream (plural mainstreams)
- The principal current in a flow, such as a river or flow of air
- (usually with the) That which is common; the norm.
- ideas outside of the mainstream
- 1991 July 14, Andrew Pollack, “A Quirky Loner Goes Mainstream”, in The New York Times, →ISSN:
- Long content with being the BMW of the computer industry, suppying finely crafted machines to a relatively small number of fanatic customers, Apple now wants to become a Ford or Toyota, to move into the mainstream.
- 2021 October 20, Dr Joseph Brennan, “A key part of our diverse railway heritage”, in RAIL, number 942, page 55:
- "Railways seldom slavishly followed styles to be seen in the mainstream of contemporary architecture," HE [Historic England] explains.
that which is common
- (transitive) To popularize, to normalize, to render mainstream.
- 2011, Jeff Change, Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, page 420:
- Just as the gang peace movement desired to mainstream hardcore bangers into civic society, The Chronic wanted to drive hardcore rap into the popstream.
- (intransitive) To become mainstream.
- (transitive, education, chiefly US) To educate (a disabled student) together with non-disabled students.
- “mainstream”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- “mainstream media”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
mainstream m inan
Declension of mainstream
- mainstream in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
- mainstream in Polish dictionaries at PWN
mainstream m (plural mainstreams)