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いかん (如何) ([いかん] )(ikan)
    Meaning: based on 「いか(如何)に」の略。どのようであろうか。
    Example: based on the exam results
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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〜いかん is the same as によって

Noun(の)+いかん
 
(dc)
Look at this subtle difference:

1 結果いかんで、次のレベルを決める
  based on the result, the next level will be decided

2 結果いかんで<b>は</b>、次のレベルに行ける
  based on the result, you will go to the next level

in (1) a clear result comes out, so the で particle is used.
in (2) a process will start, so では is used to link the two parts.

もっとはっきり説明を聞きたい。

 
(dc)
Negative case "without regard to"

 いかんによらず
 いかんにかかわらず
 いかんを問わず
 
(dc)
As far as I know, いかんで means that one thing depends on another. i.e. We'll decide what to do depending on the results.

いかんでは means that something has already happened, so the speaker is using those results to predict/suggest something else . i.e. Looking at these results we should do this.
 
(bob)
〜いかんだ : Based on how/whether 〜

名詞 + いかんだ
 
()
成績いかんで、大学に入学できるよ。
Depending on the results, it is possible to enter university.

成績いかんでは、大学に入れないこともあるよ
Depending on the results, it is possible(there are times where one) not being able to enter university.
 
()
Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p40 - no.34 
(LR)
Ref # A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar p128 
(LR)
いかん is a classic form of the adverb どのように "in what way"
It's written / formal Japanese
 
(LR)
いかん is an abbreviation of いかに, which is 如何 + the particle に. 如何 is a classical word meaning どのよう・どういうふう. I think this should make remembering this word and its meaning easier. 
(blutorange)

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ex #1304   試験の結果いかんでは、卒業できないこともある 
Depending on the exam results its possible also to fail graduation  
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(dc)
ex #1305   実力テストの結果いかんでレベルを決める 
On the basis of your test results, your level will be decided  
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(dc)
ex #1307   天気いかんにかかわらず来ます 
Regardless of the weather, I will come  
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(dc)
ex #1326   占いの結果いかんでは、アメリカに帰ることになります。 
depending on the fortune teller consultation, it will be decided if i will return to America  
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(dc)
ex #1574   天気いかんでは行きます 
Depending on the weather, i will come  
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(dc)
ex #3102   それは如何ともしがたい。 
That cannot be helped one way or another.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #3103   その問題はあなたの態度如何によって決まることだ。 
That issue would be decided depending on what your attitude will be on it.  
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(bamboo4)
ex #3104   スパイダーマンの運命や如何 
What will be the fate of Spiderman!  
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(bamboo4)
ex #3352   その試合には国籍のいかんを問わず誰でも参加出来る。  
Anyone can participate in the game, no matter what nationality they are.  
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(dbx)
ex #3354   幸福は環境いかんによるものでなくて、むしろ自分の人生に対する見方いかんによる。  
Happiness depends, not so much on circumstances, as on one's way of looking at one's life.  
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(dbx)
ex #3356   仕方がない、それはいかんともしがたい。  
It can't be helped.  
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(dbx)
ex #3357   成功するかどうかは、君自身の努力いかんによる。  
Whether you will succeed or not depends upon your own exertions.  
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(dbx)
ex #3358   成功は努力いかんによる。  
Success depends on your efforts.  
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(dbx)
ex #3359   天候のいかんにかかわらず駅へ迎えに参ります。  
Rain or shine, I will come to meet you at the station.  
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(dbx)
ex #3360   肌の色のいかんを問わず、彼は万人の言論の自由を擁護した。  
He stood for freedom of speech for everyone regardless of color.  
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(dbx)
ex #3361   彼の命は判決いかんにかかっている。  
His life hangs on the judge's decision.  
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(dbx)

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  Comments:  
bamboo4My comments re によって is equally applicable to Examples 1 and 2. 
bamboo4占いの相談 is a strange Japanese. Normally, 占いの結果.
 
dc直った 
bamboo4RE 天気 いかんでは, whether you say 来ます or 行きます, that is an uncommon expression. One would say 次第では instead of いかんでは.

 
Stickler#1307 There is no such word as irregardless. Don't let the Japanese double-beg fool you, the correct Eigo is Regardless, regardless of the situation... 
SticklerPS, make that double-neg. I can't type 
dcwelcome Stickler!
changes made, example upped to "checked"... feel free to edit the examples yourself too...
 
MikiIn notes dc62, I think....
結果いかんでは is by emphasizing with では, implies more another side than just 結果いかんで that you will not have a chance to go to the next level depending on the result. You next action is decided after the result of something is clear and see the situation you are in.
結果いかんで implies neutral. What to do is automatically followed by the result.
 
bamboo4The difference between 結果如何で and 結果いかんでは disappears when you say 結果如何で駄目になることがある and 結果如何では駄目になることがある.
 
Mikiex#3353 this いかん is derivative of いかぬ, means 〜(しては)ならない
ex#3355 いかん comes from the combination of 厳し「い」and か「かん」ばつ 旱魃 drought.
 
dcwell spotted. i deleted those two examples... 
LRI think it would be better to separate the entries for いかんいかんによる (dependent on)
and いかんによらずいかんにかかわらずいかんに問わず (regardless of)
 

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