Definitions for paradigmˈpær əˌdaɪm, -dɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•a•digmˈpær əˌdaɪm, -dɪm(n.)

  1. a set of all the inflected forms of a word based on a single stem or root, as

    boy, boy's, boys, boys'.

    Category: Grammar

  2. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paradigm(noun)

    systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

  2. 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"

  3. 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)

  4. paradigm(noun)

    the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time

    "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"


  1. paradigm(Noun)

    An example serving as a model or pattern; a template.

  2. paradigm(Noun)

    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."

  3. paradigm(Noun)

    A system of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.

  4. paradigm(Noun)

    A conceptual frameworku2014an established thought process.

  5. paradigm(Noun)

    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.

  6. paradigm(Noun)

    A philosophy consisting of u2018top-bottomu2019 ideas (namely biases which could possibly make the practitioner susceptible to the u2018confirmation biasu2019).

  7. Origin: Established 1475-85 from paradigma, from παράδειγμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paradigm(noun)

    an example; a model; a pattern

  2. Paradigm(noun)

    an example of a conjugation or declension, showing a word in all its different forms of inflection

  3. Paradigm(noun)

    an illustration, as by a parable or fable


  1. Paradigm

    In science and epistemology, paradigm describes distinct concepts or thought patterns.

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