Definition of paradigm
3 : a philosophical and theoretical framework of a scientific school or discipline within which theories, laws, and generalizations and the experiments performed in support of them are formulated the Freudian paradigm of psychoanalysis; broadly : a philosophical or theoretical framework of any kind
paradigmaticplay \ˌper-ə-dig-ˈma-tik, ˌpa-rə-\ adjective
paradigmaticallyplay \ˌper-ə-dig-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē, ˌpa-rə-\ adverb
Examples of paradigm in a sentence
And the paradigm of a thing to be philosophical about is death. —Jim Holt, New York Times Book Review, 15 Feb. 2009
Such problems drive home a critical flaw in the paradigm of energy independence—namely, that energy isn't a zero-sum game anymore. —Paul Roberts, Mother Jones, May/June 2008
That the biomedical paradigm of single cause and single disease was a chimera was well understood by even its most vigorous advocates. —Allan M. Brandt, The Cigarette Century, 2007
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
Recent Examples of paradigm from the web
Taking advantage of vulnerable people — in this case, a young man with ambitions and neither money nor family support — is a paradigm of exploitation.
What, in our current cybersecurity paradigm, accounts for this?
Mosby believes that the country is in the midst of a paradigm shift in criminal justice, in which city prosecutors are learning to redirect energy from the drug war toward violent crime.
Even CNN, which shook up the broadcast news paradigm, featured stately battleships of dignity like Bernard Shaw.
The public assessment of Arthur Russell, from near-footnote to new-paradigm master, is one of the most curious stories in music of the last half-century.
Experts say that politicians like Mr. Trudeau, Mr. Trump and President Obama have been ahead of the curve in harnessing social media’s paradigm-changing power.
A place where the paradigm of romance and love is the crowded and smelly Noah’s Ark. A place where ultimately the joke may be on you.
Likely working hard for some transcendent and paradigm-shifting purpose, their online absence suggests.
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Origin and Etymology of paradigm
Late Latin paradigma, from Greek paradeigma, from paradeiknynai to show side by side, from para- + deiknynai to show — more at diction
First Known Use: 15th century
PARADIGM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of paradigm for English Language Learners
: 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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