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mainstream 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˈmānˌstrēm/,
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The ideas, attitudes, or activities that are regarded as normal or conventional; the dominant trend in opinion, fashion, or the arts,
  1. Belonging to or characteristic of the mainstream
    • - mainstream politics
    • - a mixture of mainstream and avant-garde artists
  2. (of a school or class) For students without special needs
    • - children with minor handicaps would be able to attend mainstream schools
Verb
  1. Bring (something) into the mainstream
    • - vegetarianism has been mainstreamed
  2. Place (a student with special needs) into a mainstream class or school
    • - the goal is to have the child mainstreamed into a regular classroom
Noun
  1. The ideas, attitudes, or activities that are regarded as normal or conventional; the dominant trend in opinion, fashion, or the arts
    • - companies that are bringing computers to the mainstream of American life
  2. Jazz that is neither traditional nor modern, based on the 1930s swing style and consisting esp. of solo improvisation on chord sequences


  1. the prevailing current of thought; "his thinking was in the American mainstream"
  2. Mainstream is, generally, the common current of thought of the majority. However, the mainstream is far from cohesive; rather the concept is often considered a cultural construct. It is a term most often applied in the arts (i.e., music, literature, and performance). ...
  3. For the self-titled first album of the band called Mainstream see that band's page.
  4. Mainstream were a British shoegazer band, briefly famous in the late 1990s. They were formed by Mewton, Hartnell and Neill. Later they were joined by Peter Mullaney (guitar) and later still (after a bit of searching) Mark Aviss. ...
  5. Mainstream was a science fiction fanzine edited by Jerry Kaufman and Suzanne Tompkins. It was nominated for the 1991 Hugo Award for Best Fanzine, losing to Lan's Lantern .
  6. That which is common; the norm; To educate (a disabled student) together with non-disabled students; To popularize, to normalize, to render mainstream; Purchased, used or accepted broadly rather than by a tiny fraction of population or market; common, usual or conventional
  7. "Mainstream" is a term that refers to the ordinary classroom that almost all children attend. Accommodations may be made for children with disabilities or who are English language learners, as part of the general educational program.
  8. The main course of a stream where the current is the strongest.
  9. the normal or usual way to do something--Lisaz 19:40, 18 September 2008 (UTC)--Anitha R 02:12, 19 September 2008 (UTC)The chief direction or trend of an action or line of thought. (Wesbter'sII Dictionary)
  10. To incorporate into the majority or general group.
  11. An approach which sees deprivation being tackled through the bending of core programmes and spending by organisations such as the police, health service, local authority.
  12. Used to describe the general market, but usually refers to a broad population that, in the continental United States, is primarily white and middle class.
  13. In a literary sense, this term refers to texts and authors which abide by conventional writing structures and techniques. These are generally aimed at the everyday, dominant reader.
  14. involving children with disabilities in regular school and preschool environments.
  15. A style of swing music adopted for smaller ensembles which focuses on standards and riff based tunes. - Oscar Peterson / Lester Young
  16. the placement or a student with a disability into a general education classroom or any nonacademic stetting (such as physical education, lunch, etc.) for any part of the school day.
  17. students not identified as being at risk of education failure
  18. The style of Jazz regarded by the average player as today's norm, as opposed to fusion, rock, avant-garde, etc.; sometimes the term implies a somewhat conservative, relatively diatonic vocabulary exemplified by Oscar Peterson. ...
  19. The usual educational placement of a child.  To mainstream a child is to place him in a general education class or something approaching it, rather than in a self-contained special class.
  20. a distinct branch of psychotherapy, usually with several different 'modalities' within it. The usually accepted mainstreams of psychotherapy are: 'Psychoanalytic' / 'psychodynamic'; 'Cognitive Behavioural'; 'Systemic'; and 'Humanistic'; other mainstreams include: 'Transpersonal' psychotherapies; ...
  21. Direct marketing which uses high profile media like television or newspapers to promote its message
  22. In America, Superhero comics from Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics and Image Comics. See Alternative Comics, Comix.
  23. Definition depends on the house.  Usually aimed towards general audiences with less romance.
  24. The main channel of a river as opposed to the streams and smaller rivers that feed into it.
  25. This is about building an equalities perspective into every part of an organisation's work. It doesn't mean that special work on equalities should not happen – in fact, things like monitoring the impact of work on different equalities groups is very much part of mainstreaming. ...