Definition of paradigm
- the Freudian paradigm of psychoanalysis
Her recent book provides us with a new paradigm for modern biography.
the Freudian paradigm of psychoanalysis
a new study that challenges the current evolutionary paradigm
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: a model or pattern for something that may be copied
: a theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about
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