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Meaning & Definition of Paradigm in English

English

Paradigm

/pɛrədaɪm/

noun

1. Systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

    synonym:
  • paradigm

2. A standard or typical example

  • "He is the prototype of good breeding"
  • "He provided america with an image of the good father"
    synonym:
  • prototype
  • ,
  • paradigm
  • ,
  • epitome
  • ,
  • image

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)

    synonym:
  • substitution class
  • ,
  • paradigm

4. The generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time

  • "He framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"
    synonym:
  • paradigm