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mainstream

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noun main·stream \ˈmān-ˌstrēm\

Definition of mainstream

  1. :  a prevailing current or direction of activity or influence

mainstream

adjective


1599

First Known Use of mainstream

1599

Rhymes with mainstream

abeam, agleam, airstream, berseem, beseem, bireme, blaspheme, bloodstream, centime, coal seam, cold cream, crossbeam, daydream, downstream, dream team, drill team, egg cream, esteem, extreme, French seam, grapheme, Gulf Stream, hakim, headstream, high beam, hornbeam, I beam, ice cream, inseam, jet stream, kilim, lexeme, live steam, low beam, midstream, millime, millstream, moonbeam, morpheme, onstream, phoneme, pipe dream, redeem, regime, rhyme scheme, sealed-beam, sememe, sidestream, slipstream, sour cream, sunbeam, supreme, tag team, Tarim, third-stream, toneme, trireme, unseam, upstream, warp beam, wet dream


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mainstream

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verb main·stream \ˈmān-ˈstrēm\

Simple Definition of mainstream

  • : to place (a child with special educational needs) in regular school classes

  • : to cause (someone or something) to be included in or accepted by the group that includes most people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mainstream

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to place (as a disabled child) in regular school classes

  3. 2 :  to incorporate in the mainstream

Examples of mainstream in a sentence

  1. The poor should be mainstreamed into the private health-insurance system.

  2. Ideas that were once controversial have now become mainstreamed.



1973

First Known Use of mainstream

1973


Medical Dictionary

mainstream

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adjective main·stream \ˌmān-ˌstrēm\

Medical Definition of mainstream

  1. :  relating to or being tobacco smoke that is drawn (as from a cigarette) directly into the mouth of the smoker and is usually inhaled into the lungs—compare sidestream






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