- 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."