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main·stream

 (mān′strēm′)
n.
The prevailing current of thought, influence, or activity: "You need not accept the nominee's ideology, only be able to locate it in the American mainstream" (Charles Krauthammer).
adj.
Representing the prevalent attitudes, values, and practices of a society or group: mainstream morality.
tr.v. main·streamed, main·stream·ing, main·streams
1. To integrate (a student with special needs) into regular school classes.
2. To incorporate into a prevailing group.

main′stream′er n.

mainstream

(ˈmeɪnˌstriːm)
n
a. the main current (of a river, cultural trend, etc): in the mainstream of modern literature.
b. (as modifier): mainstream politics.
adj
(Jazz) of or relating to the style of jazz that lies between the traditional and the modern

main•stream

(ˈmeɪnˌstrim)

n.
1. the principal or dominant course, tendency, or trend.
2. a river having tributaries.
adj.
3. belonging to or characteristic of a principal or widely accepted group, movement, style, etc.
v.t.
4. to send into the mainstream.
5. to place in regular school classes: to mainstream handicapped children.
[1660–1670]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mainstream - the prevailing current of thoughtmainstream - the prevailing current of thought; "his thinking was in the American mainstream"
thought - the organized beliefs of a period or group or individual; "19th century thought"; "Darwinian thought"

mainstream

adjective conventional, general, established, received, accepted, central, current, core, prevailing, orthodox The show wanted to attract a mainstream audience.
fringe, marginal, peripheral, unconventional, unorthodox
Translations
الإتِّجاه أو التيّار الرَّئيسي
hlavní proud
hovedstrømning
fõ áram/ vonal/vonulat
meginstraumur, ríkjandi stefna
hlavný prúd
ana görüş/eğilim

mainstream

[ˈmeɪnstriːm]
A. N [of ideology, philosophy, literature] → corriente f principal
his work diverges sharply from the mainstream of English fictionsu trabajo se aparta radicalmente de la corriente principal de la novela inglesa
our policies aim to bring these young people into the mainstream of American lifenuestra política tiene como objetivo hacer que estos jóvenes adopten la forma de vida del ciudadano medio americano
they remain outside the political mainstreampermanecen fuera de la escena política mayoritaria
B. ADJ [political party] → mayoritario; [press, media, culture] → dominante; [fashion] → de masas; [education] → convencional
they remain on the margins of mainstream societysiguen estando marginados con respecto al ciudadano medio
the rise of the right in mainstream politicsel ascenso de la derecha dentro de la corriente política dominante
the mindlessness of much mainstream cinemala estupidez de gran parte de la corriente dominante en el cine
C. VT (US) (Scol) → integrar

mainstream

[ˈmeɪnstriːm]
n
the mainstream → le courant principal
the American mainstream → le courant principal américain
those outside the mainstream of society → ceux qui sont en dehors de la société
modif
(= main) [media, political party] → principal(e)
mainstream opinion (= what most people think) → l'opinion de la majorité
[school, society] → traditionnel(le)main street nrue f principale
on Main Street → dans la rue principalemains water nl'eau f

mainstream

n
Hauptrichtung f; to be in the mainstream of somethingder Hauptrichtung einer Sache (gen)angehören
(Jazz) → Mainstream m
adj
politician, party, politicsder Mitte; philosophy, opinion etcvorherrschend; schools, educationregulär; mainstream societydie Mitte der Gesellschaft; the mainstream press/mediadie Hauptvertreter plder Presse/Medien
mainstream cinemaMainstreamkino nt; mainstream jazzMainstreamjazz m
vt (US Sch) → in die reguläre Schule schicken

mainstream

[ˈmeɪnˌstriːm] n (fig) → corrente f principale

main

(mein) adjective
chief, principal or most important. the main purpose; the main character in the story.
noun
(also mains) the chief pipe or cable in a branching system of pipes or cables. The water's been turned off at the main(s); (also adjective) the mains electricity supply.
ˈmainly adverb
more (of) the thing mentioned than anything else; mostly or largely. This skirt is mainly dark grey.
ˈmainland noun
a large piece of land as compared with neighbouring islands. Britain is not part of the mainland of Europe.
ˈmainspring noun
the chief spring, especially the spring that causes the wheels to move in a watch or clock.
ˈmainstream noun
the chief direction or trend of a system of theories, developments etc. the mainstream of traditional art.
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