Meaning of NONSTANDARD in English

NONSTANDARD

/non"stan"deuhrd/ , adj.

1. not standard.

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. Cf. standard (def. 27).

3. Math. of or pertaining to a generalized system of numbers that includes the real numbers but also includes infinite and infinitesimal numbers: nonstandard analysis.

[ 1920-25; NON- + STANDARD ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .