Definition of non-standard adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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  1. 1(of language) not considered correct by most educated people non-standard dialects non-standard English compare standard
  2. 2not the usual size, type, etc. The paper was of non-standard size.
  3. Extra examples Older students with non-standard entry qualifications are accepted on many courses. Standard English and non-standard dialects have much in common. The documents are stored in files that are of non-standard size.