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mainstream

adjective  /ˈmeɪnˌstrim/ us  
(of beliefs or behavior) common and shared by most people, or representing such beliefs or behavior: The story was largely ignored by the mainstream press.

mainstream

verb [T]  /ˈmeɪnˌstrim/ us  
to place children with special needs in regular classes at school: The district was ordered to mainstream more children with disabilities.

mainstream

noun [U]  /ˈmeɪnˌstrim/ us  
most of a society: New laws will allow more disabled people to enter the mainstream.
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