[ non-stan-derd ]
/ ˈnɒnˈstæn dərd /
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.
Is Irregardless A Word?Few words draw the ire of grammarians as swiftly as irregardless. The term has been in use in English for over a century, but whether or not it’s a “real word” or one you should use in daily conversation continues to be the subject of debate. Irregardless is a nonstandard synonym for regardless, which means “without concern as to advice, warning, or hardship,” or “heedless.” …
For All “Intents and Purposes” vs. “Intensive Purposes”Both for all intents and purposes and for all intensive purposes are widely used to mean “for all practical purposes” or “virtually.” But which one is correct? The standard idiom is for all intents and purposes, not for all intensive purposes, though if you were to say these two forms out loud it might be hard to tell the difference between the two. For all …
abnormal, psycho, weird, deviant, ill-formed, atypical, bizarre, different, flaky, mental, odd, off-color, peculiar, strange, unusual, off-base, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, imprecise
- nonspecific protein,
- nonspecific urethritis,
- nonspecular reflection,
- nonsporting dog,
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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Examples from the Web for nonstandard
Alternatively, the cancer could have spread during the nine months that Jobs was experimenting with nonstandard therapies.
Oh, you mean riding public transit in a nonstandard way isn't a crime?Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
/ (nɒnˈstændəd) /
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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