What does mainstream mean?

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ˈmeɪnˌstrimmain·stream

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mainstreamnoun

    the prevailing current of thought

    "his thinking was in the American mainstream"

GCIDE

  1. mainstreamnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. mainstreamnoun

    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. mainstreamverb

    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. mainstreamverb

    To popularize, to normalize, to render mainstream.

  4. mainstreamadjective

    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. mainstreamnoun

    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. Melissa Cortina:

    It works closely with schools to support children within the school environment and help them find creative ways to bolster their self-esteem, it works with children and young people who are having serious difficulties and may be at risk of exclusion from mainstream school.

  2. Kyle Rittenhouse as evidence:

    This Rittenhouse case shows the utter failure of the mainstream media in this country, which is to report news and do their job and give a good analysis of Fox News, they are right now just a political subsidiary of the left – and that is what they’re doing – trying to shade truths to fit in a predetermined narrative from the left.

  3. Phil Lesh -LRB- bass -RRB-:

    The mainstream seems to be referencing '60s, '70s and '80s rock, rather than '30s, '40s, '50s blues and jazz and that sort of thing, our generation, the '60s 'jammers' let's say, our influences were people like Coltrane, and blues artists like Bobbie Bland, or Wilson Pickett or more of a roots-y thing. I think that young musicians today are more influenced by rock music. It's sort of narrowed down a little bit. That's not to say that it's not extremely expressive and diverse, but I don't sense a lot of roots involvement.

  4. Scott Walter:

    It’s an outrageous lie that some mainstream Christian group is a threat in terms of violence and racism.

  5. Chang Lee:

    I truly thought I was a part of mainstream society, nothing in my life indicated I was a secondary citizen until the LA riots. The LAPD powers that be decided to protect the 'haves' and the Korean community did not have any political voice or power. They left us to burn.

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Translations for mainstream

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  • التيارArabic
  • Mainstream, HauptrichtungGerman
  • ĉefstilaEsperanto
  • convencional, cotidiano, común y corriente, aceptado, normal, tipicoSpanish
  • valtavirta, valtavirta-Finnish
  • commercial, courant principalFrench
  • lárshrutha, príomhshruthaIrish
  • corrente principaleItalian
  • 主流Japanese
  • convencionalPortuguese
  • мейнстримный, магистральный, основное направление, мейнстрим, мейнстримовый, основнойRussian
  • vanligaSwedish
  • กระแสหลักThai
  • основний напрямокUkrainian

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    • A. victimised
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    • C. brilliant
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