nonstandard nonstandard  /nɑn ˈstæn dərd/


  1. (adj) not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community
  2. (adj) varying from or not adhering to a standard
  3. (adj) not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence



  1. That's why he started taking some nonstandard gear with him on patrol: a notebook.
  2. The goal was to minimize the amount of time the child spent with a nonstandard body in the hope that he or she would find it easier to develop a conventional sense of gender.
  3. The next 20 customers were likewise nonstandard.


  • LG Envoy II (U.S. Cellular)

    Editor's Rating: User Rating: Good: The LG Envoy II has an extremely easy-to-understand interface and several shortcut buttons to launch frequently used applications. Bad: The Envoy II has a grainy display with a narrow viewing angle, the headset jack is nonstandard, and the power/end button is inconveniently located. Bottom Line: With its low-end specs and mediocre camera, the Envoy II isn't ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNET


  1. Trichet told reporters at the ECB's headquarters in Frankfurt that the European bank was "discussing and studying possible new nonstandard measures."
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I do not see a dependence, or necessary sequence, between the level or path of policy rates and the possible adoption of 'nonstandard' measures aimed at improving the functioning of markets and preserving the stability of the banking system,"...
    on Feb 11, 2009 By: Lucas Papademos Source:

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