Mediocre vs Mainstream - What's the difference?

mediocre | mainstream |


As adjectives the difference between mediocre and mainstream

is that mediocre is ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality; while mainstream is used or accepted broadly rather than by a tiny fraction of a population or market.

As a noun mainstream is

that which is common; the norm.

As a verb mainstream is

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

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mediocre

English

Alternative forms

* mediocer (obsolete) * (dated)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality;
  • I'm pretty good at tennis but only mediocre at racquetball.

    Synonyms

    * middling * See also

    mainstream

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Used or accepted broadly rather than by a tiny fraction of a population or market.
  • They often carry stories you won't find in the mainstream media.

    Synonyms

    * (used or accepted broadly) common, usual, widespread, conventional

    Coordinate terms

    * fringe

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.

    Derived terms

    *mainstreamism

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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.
  • To popularize, to normalize, to render .