harkinnanvarainen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

harkinnan (of discretion, consideration) +‎ varainen (dependent)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑrˑkinˑnɑnˌʋɑˑrɑiˑnen/

Adjective[edit]

harkinnanvarainen

  1. discretionary (depending on someone's judgment)
    Useimmat osavaltioiden myöntämät yritystuet ovat harkinnanvaraisia.
    Most subsidies that are given to corporations by state governments are discretionary.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of harkinnanvarainen (Kotus type 38/nainen, no gradation)
nominative harkinnanvarainen harkinnanvaraiset
genitive harkinnanvaraisen harkinnanvaraisten
harkinnanvaraisien
partitive harkinnanvaraista harkinnanvaraisia
illative harkinnanvaraiseen harkinnanvaraisiin
singular plural
nominative harkinnanvarainen harkinnanvaraiset
accusative nom.? harkinnanvarainen harkinnanvaraiset
gen. harkinnanvaraisen
genitive harkinnanvaraisen harkinnanvaraisten
harkinnanvaraisien
partitive harkinnanvaraista harkinnanvaraisia
inessive harkinnanvaraisessa harkinnanvaraisissa
elative harkinnanvaraisesta harkinnanvaraisista
illative harkinnanvaraiseen harkinnanvaraisiin
adessive harkinnanvaraisella harkinnanvaraisilla
ablative harkinnanvaraiselta harkinnanvaraisilta
allative harkinnanvaraiselleˣ harkinnanvaraisilleˣ
essive harkinnanvaraisena harkinnanvaraisina
translative harkinnanvaraiseksi harkinnanvaraisiksi
instructive harkinnanvaraisin
abessive harkinnanvaraisetta harkinnanvaraisitta
comitative harkinnanvaraisine

Usage notes[edit]

The use of the word harkinnanvarainen usually indicates that the decision is made by an authority or superior. If the decision is made by the person to whom it mainly concerns, the term valinnainen is often used.

  • harkinnanvarainen avustus -- discretionary subsidy
  • valinnainen kurssi -- discretionary course

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