• Used or accepted broadly rather than by a tiny fraction of a population or market.

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


  • (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."


  • (transitive) To popularize, to normalize, to render mainstream.
  • (transitive) 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."

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