nonstandard

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adjective non·stan·dard \-ˈstan-dərd\

Definition of nonstandard

  1. 1 :  not standard

  2. 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 in a sentence

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

1923

First Known Use of nonstandard

1923


NONSTANDARD Defined for English Language Learners

nonstandard

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adjective non·stan·dard \-ˈstan-dərd\

Definition of nonstandard for English Language Learners

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

  • : not the usual size or kind


NONSTANDARD Defined for Kids

nonstandard

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

Definition of nonstandard for Students

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


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