paradigm shift


Definition of paradigm shift


  1. :  an important change that happens when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different way This discovery will bring about a paradigm shift in our understanding of evolution.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  example, pattern

    :  an outstandingly clear or typical example or archetype

    :  an example of a conjugation or declension showing a word in all its inflectional forms

  1. :  to exchange for or replace by another :  change

    :  to change the place, position, or direction of :  move

    :  to make a change in (place)

  1. :  a means or device for effecting an end

    :  a deceitful or underhand scheme :  dodge

    :  an effort or expedient exerted or tried in difficult circumstances :  extremity

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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