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Definition 1: not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where nonstandard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a nonstandard text

Definition 2: varying from or not adhering to a standard - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where nonstandard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nonstandard windows
  • envelopes of nonstandard sizes
  • nonstandard lengths of board

(nonstandard is similar to ...) falling short of some prescribed norm

"substandard housing"

(nonstandard is similar to ...) not based on a norm

(... are attributes of nonstandard) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

Definition 3: not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where nonstandard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups
  • the common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk speech

(nonstandard is similar to ...) nonstandard

"so-called bad grammar"

(nonstandard is similar to ...) not conforming to standard usage

"the following use of `access' was judged unacceptable by a panel of linguists; `You can access your cash at any of 300 automatic tellers'"

(nonstandard belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

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