Associations to the word «Paradigm»


PARADIGM, noun. An example serving as a model or pattern; a template.
PARADIGM, noun. (linguistics) A set of all forms which contain a common element, especially the set of all inflectional forms of a word or a particular grammatical category.
PARADIGM, noun. A system of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.
PARADIGM, noun. A conceptual framework—an established thought process.
PARADIGM, noun. A way of thinking which can occasionally lead to misleading predispositions; a prejudice. A route of mental efficiency which has presumably been verified by affirmative results/predictions.
PARADIGM, noun. A philosophy consisting of ‘top-bottom’ ideas (namely biases which could possibly make the practitioner susceptible to the ‘confirmation bias’).
PARADIGM SHIFT, noun. A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new one, necessitated when new scientific discoveries produce anomalies in the current paradigm.
PARADIGM SHIFT, noun. (US) A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new belief.

Dictionary definition

PARADIGM, noun. Systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word.
PARADIGM, noun. A standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father".
PARADIGM, noun. 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).
PARADIGM, noun. The generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time; "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm".

Wise words

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