Definition of NONSTANDARD


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community; "a nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups"; "the common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk speech"- A.R.Dunlap ;

  • 2. (

    ) varying from or not adhering to a standard; "nonstandard windows"; "envelopes of nonstandard sizes"; "nonstandard lengths of board" ;

  • 3. (

    ) not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence; "a nonstandard text" ;

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