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Mainstream vs. Usual — What's the Difference?

Mainstream vs. Usual — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Mainstream and Usual

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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.
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Usual

Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed
The usual summer heat.
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Mainstream

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).
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Usual

Regularly or customarily used
Ended the speech with the usual expressions of thanks.
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Mainstream

Representing the prevalent attitudes, values, and practices of a society or group
Mainstream morality.
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Usual

In conformity with regular practice or procedure
Come at the usual time.
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Mainstream

To integrate (a student with special needs) into regular school classes.
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Usual

Most commonly occurring; typical.
The preference of a boy to a girl is a usual occurrence in some parts of China.
It is becoming more usual these days to rear children as bilingual.
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Mainstream

To incorporate into a prevailing group.
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Usual

The typical state of something, or something that is typical.
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Mainstream

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.
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Usual

(colloquial) A specific good or service (e.g. a drink) that someone typically orders.
I'll just have the usual.
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Mainstream

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

Such as is in common use; such as occurs in ordinary practice, or in the ordinary course of events; customary; ordinary; habitual; common.
Consultation with oracles was a thing very usual and frequent in their times.
We can make friends of these usual enemies.
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Mainstream

That which is common; the norm.
Ideas outside of the mainstream
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Usual

Occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure;
Grew the usual vegetables
The usual summer heat
Came at the usual time
The child's usual bedtime
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Mainstream

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

Commonly encountered;
A common (or familiar) complaint
The usual greeting
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Mainstream

(intransitive) To become mainstream.
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Mainstream

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

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

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

The prevailing current of thought;
His thinking was in the American mainstream
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