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Fringe vs. Mainstream

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Fringenoun

A decorative border.

‘the fringe of a picture’;

Mainstreamadjective

Used or accepted broadly rather than by small portions of a population or market.

‘They often carry stories you won't find in the mainstream media.’;

Fringenoun

A marginal or peripheral part.

Mainstreamnoun

The principal current in a flow, such as a river or flow of air

Fringenoun

Those members of a political party, or any social group, holding unorthodox views.

Mainstreamnoun

That which is common; the norm.

‘His ideas were well outside the mainstream, but he presented them intelligently, and we were impressed if not convinced.’;

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Fringenoun

The periphery of a town or city.

‘He lives in the fringe of London.’;

Mainstreamverb

(transitive) To popularize, to normalize, to render mainstream.

Fringenoun

(UK) nodot=a: hair hanging over the forehead, especially a hairstyle where it is cut straight across.

‘Her fringe is so long it covers her eyes.’;

Mainstreamverb

(intransitive) To become mainstream.

Fringenoun

(physics) A light or dark band formed by the diffraction of light.

‘interference fringe’;

Mainstreamverb

To educate (a disabled student) together with non-disabled students.

‘Mainstreaming has become more common in recent years, as studies have shown that many mainstreamed students with mild learning disabilities learn better than their non-mainstreamed counterparts.’;

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Fringenoun

Non-mainstream theatre.

‘The Fringe; Edinburgh Fringe; Adelaide Fringe’;

Mainstreamnoun

The prevailing opinion or practise; as, the doctor avoided using therapies outside the mainstream of modern medical practice.

Fringenoun

(botany) The peristome or fringe-like appendage of the capsules of most mosses.

Mainstreamverb

TO place (a student) in regular school classes; - used especially of mentally or physically handicapped children.

Fringenoun

(golf) The area around the green

Mainstreamnoun

the prevailing current of thought;

‘his thinking was in the American mainstream’;

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Fringenoun

(AU) Used attributively with reference to Aboriginal people living on the edge of towns etc.

Mainstream

The mainstream is the prevalent current thought that is widespread.It includes all popular culture and media culture, typically disseminated by mass media. This word is sometimes used in a pejorative sense by subcultures who view ostensibly mainstream culture as not only exclusive but artistically and aesthetically inferior.It is to be distinguished from subcultures and countercultures, and at the opposite extreme are cult followings and fringe theories.

Fringeadjective

Outside the mainstream.

Fringeverb

(transitive) To decorate with fringe.

Fringeverb

(transitive) To serve as a fringe.

Fringenoun

An ornamental appendage to the border of a piece of stuff, originally consisting of the ends of the warp, projecting beyond the woven fabric; but more commonly made separate and sewed on, consisting sometimes of projecting ends, twisted or plaited together, and sometimes of loose threads of wool, silk, or linen, or narrow strips of leather, or the like.

Fringenoun

Something resembling in any respect a fringe; a line of objects along a border or edge; a border; an edging; a margin; a confine.

‘The confines of grace and the fringes of repentance.’;

Fringenoun

One of a number of light or dark bands, produced by the interference of light; a diffraction band; - called also interference fringe.

Fringenoun

The peristome or fringelike appendage of the capsules of most mosses. See Peristome.

Fringeverb

To adorn the edge of with a fringe or as with a fringe.

‘Precipices fringed with grass.’;

Fringenoun

the outside boundary or surface of something

Fringenoun

a part of the city far removed from the center;

‘they built a factory on the outskirts of the city’;

Fringenoun

a social group holding marginal or extreme views;

‘members of the fringe believe we should be armed with guns at all times’;

Fringenoun

edging consisting of hanging threads or tassels

Fringeverb

adorn with a fringe;

‘The weaver fringed the scarf’;

Fringeverb

decorate with or as if with a surrounding fringe;

‘fur fringed the hem of the dress’;

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