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ˈpær əˌdaɪm, -dɪmpar·a·digm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paradigmnoun

    systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

  2. prototype, paradigm, epitome, imagenoun

    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, paradigmnoun

    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. paradigmnoun

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

    "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"

GCIDE

  1. Paradigmnoun

    (Science) A theory providing a unifying explanation for a set of phenomena in some field, which serves to suggest methods to test the theory and develop a fuller understanding of the topic, and which is considered useful until it is be replaced by a newer theory providing more accurate explanations or explanations for a wider range of phenomena.

    Etymology: [F. paradigme, L. paradigma, fr. Gr. , fr. to show by the side of, to set up as an example; para` beside + to show. See Para-, and Diction.]

Wiktionary

  1. paradigmnoun

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

    Etymology: Established 1475-85 from paradigma, from παράδειγμα.

  2. paradigmnoun

    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."

    Etymology: Established 1475-85 from paradigma, from παράδειγμα.

  3. paradigmnoun

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

    Etymology: Established 1475-85 from paradigma, from παράδειγμα.

  4. paradigmnoun

    A conceptual frameworku2014an established thought process.

    Etymology: Established 1475-85 from paradigma, from παράδειγμα.

  5. paradigmnoun

    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.

    Etymology: Established 1475-85 from paradigma, from παράδειγμα.

  6. paradigmnoun

    A philosophy consisting of 'top-bottom' ideas (namely biases which could possibly make the practitioner susceptible to the 'confirmation bias').

    Etymology: Established 1475-85 from paradigma, from παράδειγμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paradigmnoun

    an example; a model; a pattern

    Etymology: [F. paradigme, L. paradigma, fr. Gr. , fr. to show by the side of, to set up as an example; para` beside + to show. See Para-, and Diction.]

  2. Paradigmnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. paradigme, L. paradigma, fr. Gr. , fr. to show by the side of, to set up as an example; para` beside + to show. See Para-, and Diction.]

  3. Paradigmnoun

    an illustration, as by a parable or fable

    Etymology: [F. paradigme, L. paradigma, fr. Gr. , fr. to show by the side of, to set up as an example; para` beside + to show. See Para-, and Diction.]

Freebase

  1. Paradigm

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Paradigm

    par′a-dim, n. an example: model: (gram.) an example of the inflection of a word.—adjs. Paradigmat′ic, -al, consisting of, or resembling, paradigms.—n. Paradigmat′ic, one who narrates the lives of religious persons by way of examples.—adv. Paradigmat′ically. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. paradeigmapara, beside, deiknynai, to show.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paradigm in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paradigm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of paradigm in a Sentence

  1. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    We need to have a quintessence belief that our deed can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about dilemmas.

  2. Sylvia Huette-Ritterbusch:

    We wanted a paradigm shift in attitudes.

  3. Xolani Dube:

    Many of the women the president announced have been there for many decades. We need to ask ourselves what kind of paradigm shift are we looking for in this country, we need to introduce young women who have a different outlook on how South Africa is supposed to be governed in this particular age.

  4. Johanna Olson-Kennedy:

    It’s about changing the cultural paradigm so we can do whatever we can to mitigate those challenges.

  5. National Intelligence James Clapper:

    We call this new paradigm immaculate collection.

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