Paradigmatic definition

părə-dĭg-mătĭk
Of or relating to a paradigm.
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(historical, religion) A writer of memoirs of religious persona, as examples of Christian excellence.
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(linguistics) Of or relating to the set of substitutional or oppositional relationships a linguistic unit has with other units, such as the relationship between (n) in not and other sounds that could be substituted for it in the same context, like (t) and (p). Together with the set of syntagmatic relations, paradigmatic relations describe the identity of a linguistic unit in a given language.
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Of or pertaining to a paradigm.
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Related as members of a substitution class.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of paradigmatic - paradigmatical

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
paradigmatic
Plural:
paradigmatics

Origin of paradigmatic

  • French paradigmatique from Greek paradeigmatikos serving as a model from paradeigma paradeigmat- example paradigm

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