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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The prevailing current of thought, influence, or activity.
  • adjective Representing the prevalent attitudes, values, and practices of a society or group.
  • transitive verb To integrate (a student with special needs) into regular school classes.
  • transitive verb To incorporate into a prevailing group.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The prevailing opinion or practise.
  • transitive verb (Education) TO place (a student) in regular school classes; -- used especially of mentally or physically handicapped children.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Used or accepted broadly rather than by a tiny fraction of a population or market.
  • noun That which is common; the norm.
  • verb transitive To educate (a disabled student) together with non-disabled students.
  • verb transitive To popularize, to normalize, to render mainstream.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the prevailing current of thought

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main +‎ stream

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