Definition of PARADIGM

noun : PARADIGM

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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. (

    ) the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time; "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm" ;


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