Definitions for paradigmˈpær əˌdaɪm, -dɪm
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par•a•digmˈpær əˌdaɪm, -dɪm(n.)
a set of all the inflected forms of a word based on a single stem or root, as
boy, boy's, boys, boys'.
an example serving as a model; pattern:
a paradigm of virtue.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of paradigm:
1475–85; < LL paradīgma < Gk parádeigma pattern; <paradeiknýnai to show side by side =para-para -1+deiknýnai to show
systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
prototype, paradigm, epitome, image(noun)
a standard or typical example
"he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
substitution class, paradigm(noun)
the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)
the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time
"he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"
An example serving as a model or pattern; a template.
A set of all forms which contain a common element, especially the set of all inflectional forms of a word or a particular grammatical category.
The paradigm of "go" is "go, went, gone."
A system of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.
A conceptual frameworku2014an established thought process.
A way of thinking which can occasionally lead to misleading predispositions; a prejudice. A route of mental efficiency which has presumably been verified by affirmative results/predictions.
A philosophy consisting of u2018top-bottomu2019 ideas (namely biases which could possibly make the practitioner susceptible to the u2018confirmation biasu2019).
Origin: Established 1475-85 from paradigma, from παράδειγμα.
an example; a model; a pattern
an example of a conjugation or declension, showing a word in all its different forms of inflection
an illustration, as by a parable or fable
In science and epistemology, paradigm describes distinct concepts or thought patterns.
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