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?
* mediocer (obsolete)
Ordinary: not extraordinary; not special, exceptional, or great; of medium quality;
- I'm pretty good at tennis but only mediocre at racquetball.
* See also
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.
* (used or accepted broadly) common, usual, widespread, conventional
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.
To educate (a disabled student) together with non-disabled students.
To popularize, to normalize, to render .
- 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.