substandard

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adjective sub·stan·dard \ˌsəb-ˈstan-dərd\

Definition of substandard

  1. :  deviating from or falling short of a standard or norm: asa :  of a quality lower than that prescribed by law <substandard housing>b :  conforming to a pattern of linguistic usage existing within a speech community but not that of the prestige group in that communityc :  constituting a greater than normal risk to an insurer

Examples of substandard in a sentence

  1. <a teacher who rejects substandard work without hesitation>

1897

First Known Use of substandard

1897


SUBSTANDARD Defined for English Language Learners

substandard

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adjective sub·stan·dard \ˌsəb-ˈstan-dərd\

Definition of substandard for English Language Learners

  • : below what is considered standard, normal, or acceptable


SUBSTANDARD Defined for Kids

substandard

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adjective sub·stan·dard \ˌsəb-ˈstan-dərd\

Definition of substandard for Students

  1. :  lower in quality than expected


Law Dictionary

substandard

adjective sub·stan·dard

Legal Definition of substandard

  1. :  deviating from or falling short of a standard or norm: as a :  of a quality lower than that prescribed by law b :  constituting a greater than normal risk to an insurer



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