Definition of paradigm shift
: 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
: to exchange for or replace by another : change
: to change the place, position, or direction of : move
: to make a change in (place)
: 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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