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English definition of “mainstream”

mainstream

noun [S]     /ˈmeɪnstriːm/
the way of life or set of beliefs practised or accepted by most people: cultural/political mainstream Our nation's political mainstream will never allow such a constitutional change. The new law should allow more disabled people to enter the mainstream of the American workforce.
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