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mainstream

 
 
pronunciation:
meIn strim
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb & transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, adjective)
part of speech: noun
definition: the principal or dominant direction or trend of a human activity or movement.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: sharing, agreeing with, or shaped by the prevailing trends and opinions of a group or society.
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part of speech: verb & transitive verb
definition: to integrate or prepare for integration into the prevailing, dominant, or majority group, esp. the integration of disabled, mentally handicapped, or otherwise disadvantaged persons into regular school classes, jobs, and the like.