Non-standard



[non-stan-derd] /ˈnɒnˈstæn dərd/

adjective
1.
not .
2.
not conforming in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, etc., to the usage characteristic of and considered acceptable by most educated native speakers; lacking in social prestige or regionally or socially limited in use:
a nonstandard dialect; nonstandard English.
Compare (def 27).
3.
Mathematics. of or relating to a generalized system of numbers that includes the real numbers but also includes infinite and infinitesimal numbers:
nonstandard analysis.
/nɒnˈstændəd/
adjective
1.
denoting or characterized by idiom, vocabulary, etc, that is not regarded as correct and acceptable by educated native speakers of a language; not standard
2.
deviating from a given standard
adj.

also nonstandard, 1926, from non- + standard. A linguist’s value-neutral term for language formerly stigmatized as “bad” or “vulgar.”

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