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mainstream

adjective uk   us   /ˈmeɪn.striːm/
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.
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noun uk   us   /ˈmeɪn.striːm/
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   us   /ˈmeɪn.striːm/ US
to teach children with physical or mental problems in the same class as children without problems
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