American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Varying from or not adhering to the standard: nonstandard lengths of board.
- adj. Linguistics Associated with a language variety used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups.
- adj. Not standard.
- adj. linguistics Not conforming to the language as used by the majority of its speakers.
- n. Something that is not standard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. varying from or not adhering to a standard. Opposite of
- adj. (Linguistics) Not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community. Opposite of
- adj. not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community
- adj. not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence
- adj. varying from or not adhering to a standard
- non- + standard (Wiktionary)
“Yeah she has some extra metal in nonstandard parts of her anatomy but that is just fashion.”
“And when they hear the word nonstandard, a lot of people run in the other direction.”
“' This is what I call a nonstandard, Thierer said.”
“The late Theodore Bernstein, alone a language scholar among the pop grammarians, denied that he called nonstandard usages "good" and”
“The branch of mathematics called nonstandard analysis is based on nonstandard models of mathematical statements about the real or complex number systems; see”
“A misinterpretation of S that makes it true is known as a nonstandard or unintended model of S.”
“While Mr. Trichet insists that these so-called nonstandard measures are independent from monetary policy, analysts say would be difficult for the E.C.B. to raise rates while they are still in place.”
“The GoW team is so committed to the idea of nonstandard usage of the R-stick that they keep it up even when there isn't a point, or when it actually hurts gameplay.”
“Lodging rates in 310 of the 378 so-called nonstandard areas - higher-cost areas where federal employees most frequently travel - will decline beginning Oct. 1, the General Services”
“As for their parents, some research suggests that more mothers have resorted to arduous "nonstandard" work with irregular hours, like waitressing or home health care services.”
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