- a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme.
- a display in fixed arrangement of such a set, as boy, boy's, boys, boys'.
- an example serving as a model; pattern.
- a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a scientific community.
- such a cognitive framework shared by members of any discipline or group: the company’s business paradigm.
Origin of paradigm
Examples from the Web for paradigm
“It was just another assumption based on a paradigm that marginalizes non-heterosexual people,” he writes.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed
December 25, 2014
To change this paradigm, to move forward, it is critical to look back.Whither the Women’s Movement?
July 19, 2014
But we offer something else in a return, a paradigm shift that comes from people who have been awakened.Syrian Rebel Wants a New Ally: Israel
May 9, 2014
Obamacare is now a paradigm for things to come in Blue America.Income Inequality is a Recipe for Stagnation
January 21, 2014
The use of Britney Spears in the movie is a paradigm for the way the rest of the movie works.James Franco On ‘Sal,’ Banksy, His Gay Fascination, and That Faulkner Cover
November 4, 2013
The paradigm of a once-for-life education is over, as much as literacy is over.
These paradigm descriptions facilitate our knowing how we are with others.Nursing as Caring
Verona shall serve as the paradigm for the despotic form of government.A Short History of Italy
Henry Dwight Sedgwick
The paradigm employed uses eye movement recordings and comprehension measures to study picture-text interactions.
The paradigm of self-servicing machines, of circuits that can fix themselves (von Neumann's genius at work) is already a reality.
- grammar the set of all the inflected forms of a word or a systematic arrangement displaying these forms
- a pattern or model
- a typical or stereotypical example (esp in the phrase paradigm case)
- (in the philosophy of science) a very general conception of the nature of scientific endeavour within which a given enquiry is undertaken
Word Origin and History for paradigm
late 15c., from Late Latin paradigma "pattern, example," especially in grammar, from Greek paradeigma "pattern, model; precedent, example," from paradeiknynai "exhibit, represent," literally "show side by side," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + deiknynai "to show" (cognate with Latin dicere "to show;" see diction). Related: Paradigmatic; paradigmatical.