the mainstream

noun

Definition of the mainstream

: the thoughts, beliefs, and choices that are accepted by the largest number of people His ideas are well outside the mainstream of political opinion. the religious mainstream

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“The mainstream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20mainstream. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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