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Meaning of PARADIGM

Pronunciation:  'parudIm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
  2. [n]  the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time; "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"
  3. [n]  the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)
  4. [n]  systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

PARADIGM is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: epitome, image, prototype, substitution class
 See Also: category, class, concentrate, example, family, imago, inflection, inflexion, model, perspective, position, view



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Par"a*digm\, n. [F. paradigme, L. paradigma, fr. Gr.
?, fr. ? to show by the side of, to set up as an example; ?
beside + ? to show. See {Para-}, and {Diction}.]
1. An example; a model; a pattern. [R.] ``The paradigms and
   patterns of all things.'' --Cudworth.

2. (Gram.) An example of a conjugation or declension, showing
   a word in all its different forms of inflection.

3. (Rhet.) An illustration, as by a parable or fable.

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