paradigm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paradigm a standard or typical example "he is the prototype of good breeding","he provided America with an image of the good father"
    • n paradigm the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"
    • n paradigm 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)
    • n paradigm systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Paradigm (Science) A theory providing a unifying explanation for a set of phenomena in some field, which serves to suggest methods to test the theory and develop a fuller understanding of the topic, and which is considered useful until it is be replaced by a newer theory providing more accurate explanations or explanations for a wider range of phenomena.
    • Paradigm (Gram) An example of a conjugation or declension, showing a word in all its different forms of inflection.
    • Paradigm An example; a model; a pattern. "The paradigms and patterns of all things."
    • Paradigm (Rhet) An illustration, as by a parable or fable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paradigm An example; a model.
    • n paradigm In grammar, an example of a word, as a noun, adjective, or verb, in its various inflections.
    • n paradigm In rhetoric, an example or illustration, of which parable and fable are species: a general term, used by Greek writers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Paradigm par′a-dim an example: model:
    • n Paradigm par′a-dim (gram.) an example of the inflection of a word
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. paradigme, L. paradigma, fr. Gr. , fr. to show by the side of, to set up as an example; para` beside + to show. See Para-, and Diction
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. paradeigmapara, beside, deiknynai, to show.

Usage

In literature:

The boy grew up amid a ceaseless round of paradigms, syntactical exercises, dates, genealogical tables, and lists of capes.
"Queen Victoria" by Lytton Strachey
Analogy may not only refashion forms within the confines of a related cluster of forms (a "paradigm") but may extend its influence far beyond.
"Language" by Edward Sapir
No meanings of the tenses will be given in the paradigms, as the translation varies with the construction used.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge
The inheritance of eye color serves as a paradigm of the method of inheritance of any unit-character.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
But a new paradigm in investment that's unfolding around us that might actually solve the problem: venture-financed litigation.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
We thus get the following paradigm of the Mth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
Verona shall serve as the paradigm for the despotic form of government.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
We thus get the following paradigms of the declension of nouns.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
The fate of the verb is similar, though the two paradigms do not necessarily decay at the same rate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
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In poetry:

Their frozen exile from the earth
And lost. Each is the other's crime.
This is their equity in birth-
Hate is its ignorant paradigm.
"The Paradigm" by Allen Tate
Yet even in winter a pale paradigm
Of birdsong utters its obsessive theme.
We have set out from here for the sublime;
I have no doubt we shall arrive on time.
"Prospects" by Anthony Hecht
And in conclusion,
When there is no more audible dissent,
He plays his comprehensive keyboard song,
The loud proud paradigm,
The one work of art without content.
"The Piano Tuner’s Wife" by Karl Shapiro

In news:

A Paradigm Shift in Reading.
Stuxnet and the Paradigm Shift in Cyber Warfare.
A Scary New Web Paradigm for B-to-B.
The combined entity will unite some of the biggest names in dance music -- including David Guetta, Tiesto and Skrillex -- with Paradigm 's rock-heavy roster.
Paradigm and Music Agency AM Only Merge.
Paradigm Fits Chelton EFIS on Brazilian 407.
A Paradigm Shift on First-Time Drunk Drivers.
Paradigm exclusively services the food products industry providing 3PL & 4PL management programs.
PARADIGM TECHNOLOGY TO BUY SEMICONDUCTOR MAKER.
Let's change our paradigm .
It used to be called a paradigm shift.
This session will frame a new paradigm for developing healthier products that "function" in the body for health but also maintain taste and stability.
Creating a New Natural User-Interface Paradigm .
Machine safety faces paradigm shift.
Company to become largest distributor of metal/radiation detection wands in U.S. Paradigm signs new distribution agreement.
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In science:

Positive negation and the completion paradigm.
SLDNFA-system
They can be utilized as theoretical paradigms of stochastic processes.
Exact solutions to chaotic and stochastic systems
These are some of the reasons why we have recently presented a basic Relative Space-Time Transformations RSTT paradigm to be applied prior to the interpretation of GRBs data.
Observational tests of the Electro-Magnetic Black Hole Theory in Gamma-Ray Bursts
We will consider a special class of these, i.e. quaternionic oscil lators (see sect. 7), which we expect to be the paradigm of a nontrivial integrable hyperhamiltonian system.
Hyperhamiltonian dynamics
Future work Besides the notion of functional strategies, we are also interested in the further development of the strategic rewriting paradigm in general.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
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