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Definition of mainstream noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    the mainstream [singular]
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  1. the ideas and opinions that are thought to be normal because they are shared by most people; the people whose ideas and opinions are most accepted His radical views place him outside the mainstream of American politics. He was never part of the literary mainstream as a writer.
  2. mainstream adjective [usually before noun]
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  3. mainstream education
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mainstream

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