a dramatic change in the paradigm of a scientific community, or a change from one scientific paradigm to another.
a significant change in the paradigm of any discipline or group: Putting skilled, tenured teachers in failing schools would cause a paradigm shift in teaching and education.
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This teacher stopped telling students to put away their phones during class. Why? He underwent what is known as a paradigm shift. A paradigm shift is a dramatic change in a way of thinking or behaving.
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Origin of paradigm shift
First recorded in 1970–75
Words nearby paradigm shift
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British Dictionary definitions for paradigm shift
a radical change in underlying beliefs or theory
Word Origin for paradigm shift
C20: coined by T.S. Kuhn (1922–96), US philosopher of science
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