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nonstandard

adjective non·stan·dard \-ˈstan-dərd\

: not accepted or used by most of the educated speakers and writers of a language

: not the usual size or kind

Full Definition of NONSTANDARD

1
:  not standard
2
:  not conforming in pronunciation, grammatical construction, idiom, or word choice to the usage generally characteristic of educated native speakers of a language — compare substandard

Examples of NONSTANDARD

  1. He works nonstandard hours so that he can pick his kids up from school.

First Known Use of NONSTANDARD

1923
NONSTANDARD Defined for Kids

nonstandard

adjective non·stan·dard \ˈnän-ˈstan-dərd\

Definition of NONSTANDARD for Kids

:  different from or lower in quality than what is typical <nonstandard work>

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