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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).
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.
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(Education) the act of placing a pupil with additional support needs into a class for those without additional support needs
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ISLAMABAD -- The opposition PakiAstan Peoples Party has expressed concern over 'behind-the-scenes consultations' within government circles regarding mainstreaming of banned organisations and called for a thorough debate on the matter in parliament.
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The Multisectoral Workshop on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Food and Agriculture was held by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) and the Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) in Amari Watergate in Bangkok last week.
We often hear the term mainstreaming in contemporary public discourse in Pakistan.
Chief Minister KP gave a detailed briefing to Chairman PTI on the measures taken by PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government regarding mainstreaming of Madarsas in the province.
Delegations of FATA Elders and Youth met COAS at ISPR.Acknowledged Army's contributions, discussed their views on mainstreaming of FATA .(1of2)
The MML bagging nearly 5,500 votes in the by-elections has added momentum to the debate regarding mainstreaming of terrorist organisations.That the MML is in effect the political arm of a terrorist organisation banned on major international fora greatly amplifies anxieties associated with their operations.
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She covers the scope of the HIV and AIDS epidemic today; why the church should be involved in mainstreaming HIV; HIV and AIDS competence; mainstreaming; mainstreaming HIV into theological institutions; mainstreaming HIV competence into the ministry of the church; specific areas in the life and ministry of the church for mainstreaming; stewardship of time, talents, finances, and resources; and monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge sharing.
The concept of "gender mainstreaming" evolved from attempts to improve women's share of the gains of development in the early 1970s.
Mainstreaming gender in development; a critical review.