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ADJECTIVE (3)

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

2. varying from or not adhering to a standard;
- Example: "nonstandard windows"
- Example: "envelopes of nonstandard sizes"
- Example: "nonstandard lengths of board"

3. not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence;
- Example: "a nonstandard text"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

nonstandard \nonstandard\, non-standard \non-standard\adj. 1. varying from or not adhering to a standard; as, nonstandard windows; envelopes of nonstandard sizes; non-standard lengths of board cost more per foot. Opposite of standard. [Narrower terms: deficient, inferior, substandard] Syn: nonstandard. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Linguistics) Not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community; as, a nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups. Opposite of standard. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

nonstandard adj 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 [ant: received, standard] 2: varying from or not adhering to a standard; "nonstandard windows"; "envelopes of nonstandard sizes"; "nonstandard lengths of board" [ant: standard] 3: not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence; "a nonstandard text" [ant: standard]