FREE VARIATION

Linguistics. the state where variant forms of the same linguistic unit appear on an apparently random basis. Used in phonology where a person may not articulate the final stop consonant of a word.

FREE VARIATION: "Joe used free variation when talking to mates at work."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FREE VARIATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/free-variation/ (accessed October 23, 2020).
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