Definition of Paradigm:

  1. A typical example or pattern of something; a model.

  2. (in the traditional grammar of Latin, Greek, and other inflected languages) a table of all the inflected forms of a particular verb, noun, or adjective, serving as a model for other words of the same conjugation or declension.

  3. A set of linguistic items that form mutually exclusive choices in particular syntactic roles.

  4. Intellectual perception or view, accepted by an individual or a society as a clear example, model, or pattern of how things work in the world. This term was used first by the US science theorist & historian Thomas Kuhn (1922-96) in his 1962 book The Structure Of Scientific Revolution to refer to theoretical frameworks within which all scientific thinking and practices operate. See also paradigm shift.

Synonyms of Paradigm

Specimen, Sample, Exemplar, Exemplification, Instance, Case, Representative case, Typical case, Case in point, Illustration, IC analysis, Accidence, Affix, Affixation, Allomorph, Antetype, Antitype, Archetype, Beau ideal, Biotype, Bound morpheme, Classic example, Conjugation, Criterion, Cutting, Declension, Derivation, Difference of form, Enclitic, Epitome, Example, Exemplar, Formative, Free form, Fugleman, Fugler, Genotype, Ideal, Imitatee, Immediate constituent analysis, Infix, Infixation, Inflection, Lead, Mirror, Model, Morph, Morpheme, Morphemic analysis, Morphemics, Morphology, Morphophonemics, Original, Pattern, Precedent, Prefix, Prefixation, Proclitic, Prototype, Radical, Representative, Root, Rule, Standard, Stem, Suffix, Suffixation, Theme, Type, Type species, Type specimen, Urtext, Word-formation

How to use Paradigm in a sentence?

  1. The paradigm for declaring war on another country shifted from one of offense, in order to gain territory, to one of preventing future wars.
  2. The office environment was stifling and discouraging, as the paradigm that they operated in was one of tradition, that ignored new ideas in favor of doing things the way they had always been done.
  3. English determiners form a paradigm: we can say “a book” or “his book” but not “a his book.”.
  4. There is a new paradigm for public art in this country.
  5. As technological innovation continues, there is a paradigm shift as we change the way we think and act.

Meaning of Paradigm & Paradigm Definition