Of or relating to a paradigm.
(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.
Related as members of a substitution class.
Alternative Form of paradigmatic - paradigmatical
Other Word Forms
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