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Definition of 'nonstandard'


  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
       Antonyms: standard received
  2. varying from or not adhering to a standard; "nonstandard windows"; "envelopes of nonstandard sizes"; "nonstandard lengths of board"
       Antonyms: standard
  3. not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence; "a nonstandard text"
       Antonyms: standard

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