Last modified on 25 February 2014, at 01:34

harkinnanvarainen

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑrˑkinˑnɑnˌʋɑˑrɑiˑnen/

AdjectiveEdit

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.

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

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

Coordinate termsEdit