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French word list

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  variable1
  variable2
  variable libre
  variable liée
  variable linguistique
  variable3
  variante
  variante de morphème
  variante de signifié
  variante régionale
  variante sociale
  variation1
  variation2
  variation diaphasique
  variation diastratique

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English

positional variant

[Subentry of positional, variant]

Fr    variante combinatoire, variante contextuelle, variante liée, variété1

Synonym(s): combinatory variant, conditional variant, conditioned variant, contextual variant

Antonym(s): facultative variant, free variant, non-conditional variant, optional variant

Related term(s): (in) complementary distribution, allophone

Domain: Phonology

Source(s): Akmajian etal. 1984: 127; Crystal 2003: 360; Dineen 1967: 344-345 (bound variant); Hamp 1963: 17; Hartmann & Stork 1972: 48 (= automatic variant); Lyons 1971: 112; Matthews 1997: 287; Onishi 1981: 22; Pei & Gaynor 1954: 172; Trask 1996: 284


English word list

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  polysyndeton
  popular
  popularization
  population
  portmanteau
  position
  positional
  positive
  positive polarity item (PPI)
  positivism
  possessed
  possession
  possessive
  possessive compound
  possessor

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