What does mainstream mean?

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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.

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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. Mike Mondelli:

    It's becoming much more mainstream.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Own the center left, own the mainstream.

  3. Chief Executive Roy Schoenberg:

    This is becoming mainstream is every way.

  4. Major Gen. Robert F. Dees:

    He's a man who believes in mainstream doctrine.

  5. Yildiz Akdogan:

    It is becoming a mainstream word, which is so dangerous.

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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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