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Word of the Day - paradigm


How to Pronounce - Paradigm
How to Pronounce - Paradigm

paradigm – p ae r ax d ay m

a pattern of something

There is a new paradigm of art this year



Definition noun

Grammar.

1. a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme.

2. a display in fixed arrangement of such a set, as boy, boy's, boys, boys'.

an example serving as a model; pattern.

1. a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a scientific community.

2. such a cognitive framework shared by members of any discipline or group:


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Synonyms for paradigm

mould, standard; ideal, paragon, touchstone.


Dictionary Entries near paradigm

parade bed, parade rest, para-dichlorobenzene, paradiddle, paradidymis, paradigm, paradigmatic, paradigm shift, paradipsia, paradisaical, paradisal


First known usage

First recorded in 1475–85; from Late Latin paradigma “example,” from Greek parádeigma “pattern, model, precedent, example” (derivative of paradeiknýnai “to show side by side, compare”), equivalent to para- preposition and prefix + deik-, root of deiknýnai “to show, bring to light, prove” + -ma noun suffix denoting the result of an action; see para-1, deictic


Word of the Day - paradigm
Word of the Day - paradigm

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