Verb mainstream Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(transitive) To popularize, to normalize, to render mainstream. (intransitive) To become mainstream. (transitive, education) To educate (a disabled student) together with non-disabled students.

More definition:

1.the principal or dominant course, tendency, or trend, the mainstream of American culture.

2.a river having tributaries.

3.regular school classes or regular schools, keeping autistic students in the mainstream.

4.belonging to or characteristic of a principal, dominant, or widely accepted group, movement, style, etc., mainstream Republicans; a mainstream artist; mainstream media.

5.of, relating to, or characteristic of jazz falling historically between Dixieland and modern jazz; specifically, swing music. Compare traditional (def 4). send into the mainstream; cause to join the main force, group, etc., to mainstream young people into the labor force. place (students with disabilities) in regular school classes. join or be placed in the mainstream.

1.the main current (of a river, cultural trend, etc), in the mainstream of modern literature (as modifier), mainstream politicsadjective

2. of or relating to the style of jazz that lies between the traditional and the modern Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
also main-stream, main stream, "principal current of a river," 1660s, from main (adj.) + stream (n.); hence, "prevailing direction in opinion, popular taste, etc.," a figurative use first attested in Carlyle (1831). Mainstream media attested by 1980 in language of U.S. leftists critical of coverage of national affairs.


The downside is that you're basically on the fringe of mainstream society.

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