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mainstream

adjective uk   /ˈmeɪn.striːm/ us  
C2 considered normal, and having or using ideas, beliefs, etc. that are accepted by most people: This is the director's first mainstream Hollywood film.

mainstream

noun uk   /ˈmeɪn.striːm/ us  
the mainstream the way of life or set of beliefs accepted by most people: The new law should allow more disabled people to enter the mainstream of American life.

mainstream

verb [T] uk   /ˈmeɪn.striːm/ US us  
to teach children with physical or mental problems in the same class as children without problems
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