Free Variant

Free Variant

 

a sound that may be replaced by another in the same phonetic environment without a change in the strict denotation of the word. Free variants characterize a particular style of speech or a particular lexical stratum but do not represent a deviation from the norm (seeLINGUISTIC NORM). Examples are the interchangeability of the fricative [y] and the stop [g] in the Russian words blagodat’ (“abundance”) and ogo! (“aha!”) and the lengthening of the initial [z] in German to convey an emotional nuance, as in zo?! (“indeed?!”). Listeners may judge a free variant socially with respect to the norm. In French, for example, it is the norm to pronounce r as the uvular [R]; a front variant, although permissible, is considered unrefined.

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free variant authorized within the limits defined in the consultation rules.
there is no variant: no free variant is allowed and no variant is imposed
presentation of a free variant (for the basic solution and for the variant (s) imposed (s)) on the initiative of the candidates is authorized whose minimum requirements are to respect the provisions of the ccp and which will relate to the applicable deductible per claim, - a free variant whose minimum requirements are to respect the provisions of the ccp and which will incorporate an annual conservation account.
award of a contract for each lot.No free variant is allowed.There is a variant imposed for lots 1 and 7
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Target is selling 26 packs of Dropps laundry detergent, in Fresh Scent and Scent + Dye Free variants, for $7.99.
candidates will also have the possibility to propose free variants. the contract will be concluded for a period of 4 years with effect from 1 january 2020 and possibility of termination under the terms defined in article 7 of the cctp.
Main features: this consultation contains free variants and imposed variants.
nozzle camera with monitor, the lack of encryption of the imposed variant will make the offer irregular, in accordance with article r2152-1 of the code of public order.- free variants, at the initiative of candidates: free variants are not allowed.The candidate will have to answer the basic solution.
Main features: - decomposition into lots: this contract is not broken down into lots because its purpose does not allow the identification of separate services.- slices: not applicable.- phases: this contract comprises the following phases: * phase 1: inventory needs, * phase 2: analysis of future building plans, * phase 3: development of the overall equipment file, * phase 4: needs analysis to establish a repository, * phase 5: equipment supply market and material.- variants imposed, at the initiative of the contracting authority (old options / additional services eventual): this contract does not include imposed variants.- free variants, at the initiative of the candidates: the free variants are not not allowed.