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ˈmeɪnˌstrimmain·stream

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mainstream(noun)

    the prevailing current of thought

    "his thinking was in the American mainstream"

GCIDE

  1. mainstream(n.)

    The prevailing opinion or practise; as, the doctor avoided using therapies outside the mainstream of modern medical practice.

Wiktionary

  1. mainstream(Noun)

    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.

  2. mainstream(Verb)

    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.

  3. mainstream(Verb)

    To popularize, to normalize, to render mainstream.

  4. mainstream(Adjective)

    Purchased, used or accepted broadly rather than by a tiny fraction of population or market; common, usual or conventional.

    They often carry stories you won't find in the mainstream media.

Freebase

  1. Mainstream

    Mainstream is the common current thought of the majority. However, the mainstream is far from cohesive; rather the concept is often considered a cultural construct. The mainstream includes all popular culture and media culture, typically disseminated by mass media. The opposite of the mainstream are subcultures, countercultures, cult followings, and genre. Additionally, mainstream is sometimes a codeword used for an actual ethnocentric or hegemonic subculture point of view, especially when delivered in a culture war speech. It is often used as a pejorative term by subcultures who view ostensibly mainstream culture as not only exclusive but artistically and aesthetically inferior. In the United States, mainline churches are sometimes referred to synonymously as "mainstream." Also known as "straight" and "straights" for individuals.

Rap Dictionary

  1. mainstream(noun)

    Mainstream Hip-Hop Popular hip-Hop.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mainstream in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mainstream in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of mainstream in a Sentence

  1. Societe Generale Andrew Holland:

    It's nowhere near fast enough to make up for the loss of mainstream, such as Budweiser or Bud Light.

  2. Sourabh Gupta:

    China and Germany both have current account surpluses, and an intensive economic relationship. To that extent, they will find common cause at the G-20 against Trump. other countries like Japan have gone out of their way to keep a healthy relationship with Trump. But Merkel hasn’t done that. She has been kind of snooty and seems to be waiting for Trump to grow up and act like a mainstream politician.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    It was not long ago that people considered these ideas radical and fringe. Today they are mainstream ideas, and many of them are already being implemented in cities and states across the country. That is what we have accomplished together.

  4. Amy Kimberlain:

    Years ago, it wasn't mainstream, but more and more people are going the vegan route.

  5. Variety Senior Editor Ted Johnson:

    ... Overall, I wonder if the sheer number of celebrities on the trail only added to the perception that Clinton was part of the elite, as much as this vote was a backlash against it, even though Trump himself is a celebrity... he was still running against the media mainstream.

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Translations for mainstream

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  • Mainstream, HauptrichtungGerman
  • ĉefstilaEsperanto
  • cotidiano, común y corriente, aceptado, normal, convencional, tipicoSpanish
  • valtavirta-, valtavirtaFinnish
  • courant principal, commercialFrench
  • príomhshrutha, lárshruthaIrish
  • corrente principaleItalian
  • 主流Japanese
  • convencionalPortuguese
  • мейнстрим, основной, мейнстримовый, магистральный, основное направление, мейнстримныйRussian
  • vanligaSwedish
  • основний напрямокUkrainian

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