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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.

ChatGPT

  1. mainstream

    Mainstream refers to the ideas, attitudes, or activities that are considered as prevalent, widespread, accepted or recognized by a majority of individuals, societies, or a particular group. It often denotes the common or dominant trend in opinion, fashion, culture, arts, or the way of life.

Wikidata

  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. Lis Smith:

    Democrats were able to defy historical trends in the midterms and over-perform largely because the Republican nominated people who were way outside the mainstream, it turns out that independent voters and a significant number of Republican voters simply will not vote for candidates who oppose abortion in all instances and who deny the results of the 2020 election. If the Republicans want to course correct, they need to dial back the crazy.

  2. Van Der Beek:

    I dont vote by color. I believe each issue deserves its own consideration outside of the team politics in Washington that is currently preventing our government from serving us efficiently, our mainstream news sources, and representatives in Congress act along party lines like a bunch of antagonist sheep. We have to do better than that.

  3. Aemilia Scott:

    I don't think I've ever seen a better argument for feminism on mainstream television.

  4. Shakeel Nawaz:

    The mainland customers we get are very, very focused. They know exactly what they want in our stores. It hasn't gotten to the watershed moment when it becomes a mainstream thing, but they are catching up.

  5. 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.

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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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