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 for nonstandard
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  nonstandard \nonstandard\, non-standard \non-standard\adj.
     1. varying from or not adhering to a standard; as,
        nonstandard windows; envelopes of nonstandard sizes;
        non-standard lengths of board cost more per foot. Opposite
        of standard. [Narrower terms: deficient, inferior,
        substandard]
  
     Syn: nonstandard.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. (Linguistics) Not conforming to the language usage of a
        prestige group within a community; as, a nonstandard
        dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially
        disfavored groups. Opposite of standard.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nonstandard
      adj 1: not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group
             within a community; "a nonstandard dialect is one used by
             uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups"; "the
             common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk
             speech"- A.R.Dunlap [ant: received, standard]
      2: varying from or not adhering to a standard; "nonstandard
         windows"; "envelopes of nonstandard sizes"; "nonstandard
         lengths of board" [ant: standard]
      3: not standard; not accepted as a model of excellence; "a
         nonstandard text" [ant: standard]

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