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
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.
But a closer look at the numbers reveals that the transition from Blatt to Lue has not exactly been a paradigm shift in style for the slow-footed franchise.
Several years ago, food trucks promised a paradigm shift for handcrafted food and drink, only to be undone by mediocre product, nonexistent seating and exhaust fumes.
The dress is a fitting complement to Kim’s voluptuous movie-star beauty, with her flashing Ava Gardner looks and Sophia Loren figure that have helped to establish a new contemporary body paradigm after an era of waifs.
Michael Pitt's Jimmy Darmody having become one of the medium's few remaining paradigms of style, complexity, and attitude — also to one of the more memorable faces of modern television.
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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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