HyperDic: nonstandard

English > 3 senses of the word nonstandard:
ADJECTIVEallnonstandardnot conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community
allnonstandardvarying from or not adhering to a standard
allnonstandardnot standard
nonstandard > pronunciation
Soundsnaanstae'nderd
RhymesAbelard ... word / Word: 269 rhymes with erd...
English > nonstandard: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community.
Examples
  • "a nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups"
  • "the common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk speech"- A.R.Dunlap
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
Narrowerbadnonstandard
unacceptable, unacceptednot conforming to standard usage
Oppositestandard, receivedconforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
English > nonstandard: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVarying from or not adhering to a standard.
Examples
  • "nonstandard windows"
  • "envelopes of nonstandard sizes"
  • "nonstandard lengths of board"
Attribute ofmeasure, quantity, amountHow much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
Narrowerdeficient, inferior, substandardfalling ... / falling short of some prescribed norm
nonnormativenot based on a norm
Oppositestandardconforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value
English > nonstandard: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot standard; not accepted as a model / model of excellence.
Example"a nonstandard text"
OppositestandardEstablished or well-known or widely recognized as a model / model of authority or excellence

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