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mainstream

adjective
 
 
/ˈmeɪnstriːm/
mainstream organizations, ideas, etc. are those that are considered normal, and accepted or used by most people: mainstream media/press Mainstream media are ignoring the real problems.mainstream culture/politics/society Cell phones have been a part of mainstream culture since the 1990s.mainstream education/school It should be possible to include children with behavioural problems within mainstream education.
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