Thesaurus

paradigm

noun

Synonyms of paradigm

something or someone serving as a basis for imitation
  • The thesis paper provides a new paradigm for educational practices.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for paradigm

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about paradigm

Time Traveler for paradigm

Time Traveler

The first known use of paradigm was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Listen to Our Podcast about paradigm

Cite this Entry

“Paradigm.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/paradigm. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on paradigm

Dictionary: Definition of paradigm

Spanish Central: Translation of paradigm

Nglish: Translation of paradigm for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of paradigm for Arabic Speakers

Comments on paradigm

What made you want to look up paradigm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • papercraft sunset
  • Which is a synonym of mien?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!