paradigm shift

noun

Definition of paradigm shift

formal
: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

paradigm play
  1. : example, pattern

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

  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

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

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

  3. : to make a change in (place)

  1. : a means or device for effecting an end

  2. : a deceitful or underhand scheme : dodge

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


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