mainstream meaning

  • Mainstream is the common current thought of the perceived majority. It includes all popular culture and media culture, typically disseminated by mass media. The opposite of the mainstream are subcultures, countercultures and cult followings.

    Definition of mainstream in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmainstreams
    1. (usually with the) That which is common; the norm.
      1. His ideas were well outside the mainstream, but he presented them intelligently, and we were impressed if not convinced.
  • VerbSGmainstreamsPRmainstreamingPT, PPmainstreamed
    1. VT To educate (a disabled student) together with non-disabled students.
      1. 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.
    2. VT To popularize, to normalize, to render mainstream.
    3. AdjectiveCOMmore mainstreamSUPmost mainstream
      1. Used or accepted broadly rather than by a tiny fraction of a population or market.
        1. They often carry stories you won't find in the mainstream media.
    4. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • This mainstream hypothesis of the epileptogenicity of hemosiderin provided strong support to our results.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Mainstream Hollywood would not cater to the taste for sexual sensation, which left a space for B-movies, including noir.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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          1. en mainstreams
          2. en mainstreamed
          3. en mainstreamer
          4. en mainstreamism
          5. en mainstreamist
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          Meaning of mainstream for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "mainstream" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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          Definiteness: Level 5
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