- not standard.
- not conforming in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, etc., to the usage characteristic of and considered acceptable by most educated native speakers; lacking in social prestige or regionally or socially limited in use: a nonstandard dialect; nonstandard English.Compare standard(def 27).
- Mathematics. of or relating to a generalized system of numbers that includes the real numbers but also includes infinite and infinitesimal numbers: nonstandard analysis.
Origin of nonstandard
A term labeled Nonstandard in this dictionary is one that is thought to be characteristic of the speech of persons with little education—a term that is often regarded as a marker of low social status.
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Related Words for non standardabnormal, psycho, weird, deviant, ill-formed, atypical, bizarre, different, flaky, mental, odd, off-color, peculiar, strange, unusual, nonstandard, off-base, improper, inaccurate, incorrect
- denoting or characterized by idiom, vocabulary, etc, that is not regarded as correct and acceptable by educated native speakers of a language; not standard
- deviating from a given standard
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