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Paradigm   Listen
noun
Paradigm  n.  
1.
An example; a model; a pattern. (R.) "The paradigms and patterns of all things."
2.
(Gram.) An example of a conjugation or declension, showing a word in all its different forms of inflection.
3.
(Rhet.) An illustration, as by a parable or fable.
4.
(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.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Paradigm" Quotes from Famous Books



... recommends a paradigm shift in library service, and demonstrates the steps necessary to provide improved library services with ...
— LOC WORKSHOP ON ELECTRONIC TEXTS • James Daly



Words linked to "Paradigm" :   example, epitome, image, imago, substitution class, model, view, prototype, class, perspective



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