- 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'.
- 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.
- parade bed,
- parade rest,
- paradigm shift,
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|Melissa Leon|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To change this paradigm, to move forward, it is critical to look back.
But we offer something else in a return, a paradigm shift that comes from people who have been awakened.
Obamacare is now a paradigm for things to come in Blue America.
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|Marlow Stern|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rapid Dominance also means looking to invest in technologies perhaps not fully or currently captured by the Cold War paradigm.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
The paradigm employed uses eye movement recordings and comprehension measures to study picture-text interactions.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
What we intend by the use of the term general theory is similar to "conceptual framework," "conceptual model," or "paradigm."
These paradigm descriptions facilitate our knowing how we are with others.
Their uses will be best ascertained by examining the paradigm at the end of this section.Grammar of the New Zealand language (2nd edition)|Robert Maunsell
Word Origin 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.