Paradigm Definition

părə-dīm, -dĭm
paradigms
noun
paradigms
A pattern, example, or model.
Webster's New World
An example of a declension or conjugation, giving all the inflectional forms of a word.
Webster's New World
An overall concept accepted by most people in an intellectual community, as those in one of the natural sciences, because of its effectiveness in explaining a complex process, idea, or set of data.
Webster's New World

A conceptual framework"”an established thought process.

Wiktionary

A way of thinking which can occasionally lead to misleading predispositions; a prejudice. A route of mental efficiency which has presumably been verified by affirmative results/predictions.

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Other Word Forms of Paradigm

Noun

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Plural:
paradigms

Origin of Paradigm

  • Middle English example from Late Latin paradīgma from Greek paradeigma from paradeiknunai to compare para- alongside para–1 deiknunai to show deik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Established 1475-85 from Late Latin paradÄ«gma, from Ancient Greek παράδειγμα (paradeigma, “pattern").

    From Wiktionary

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