As an adjective nonstandard
is not standard.
As a noun nonstandard
is something that is not standard.
As a verb destandardize is
to render nonstandard; to withdraw as a standard.
(linguistics) Not conforming to the language as used by the majority of its speakers.
- The resulting sequence of covert wh-pronoun + Complementiser'' has an overt counterpart in nonstandard varieties of English, as the following example (recorded from a BBC radio programme) illustrates:
(91) England put themselves in a position [''whereby that they took a lot of credit for tonight?s game] (Ron Greenwood, BBC radio 4)
* nonstandard dialect
* nonstandard item
* nonstandard method
* nonstandard unit
Something that is not standard.
* 2008 , Robert Cowart, Brian Knittel, Special Edition Using Microsoft Windows Vista (page 438)
- Unlike the TV standard we are all accustomed to, the Web is the wild, wild West of video nonstandards .
To render nonstandard; to withdraw as a standard.