Noun: mainstream 'meyn,streem
Adjective: mainstream 'meyn,streem
- The prevailing current of thought
"his thinking was in the American mainstream"
Verb: mainstream 'meyn,streem
- Unimaginative and conformist
"mainstream bourgeois lives";
- Very popular or familiar to the masses; conventional
"They often carry stories you won't find in the mainstream media"
- Put into the mainstream, esp. educate a special-needs student together with other students
"Findings indicate that mainstreamed students with mild disabilities may participate in academic lessons as well or nearly as well as their peers"
Derived forms: mainstreams, mainstreaming, mainstreamed
See also: button-down, buttoned-down [US], conservative, square, stereotyped, stereotypic, stereotypical, straight, unimaginative, white-bread [N. Amer]
Type of: thought