See also: Mainstream
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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.
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.
- His ideas were well outside the mainstream, but he presented them intelligently, and we were impressed if not convinced.
that which is common
- (transitive) To popularize, to normalize, to render mainstream.
- (intransitive) To become mainstream.
- (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.