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paradigmatic

[ par-uh-dig-mat-ik ]
/ 藢p忙r 蓹 d瑟g藞m忙t 瑟k /
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adjective
of or relating to a paradigm.
Linguistics. pertaining to a relationship among linguistic elements that can substitute for each other in a given context, as the relationship of sun in The sun is shining to other nouns, as moon, star, or light, that could substitute for it in that sentence, or of is shining to was shining, shone, will shine, etc., as well as to is rising, is setting, etc.Compare syntagmatic.

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Origin of paradigmatic

1655鈥65; <Greek paradeigmatik贸s, equivalent to paradeigmat-, stem of par谩deigmaparadigm + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM paradigmatic

par路a路dig路mat路i路cal路ly, adverb
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