Definition of paradigm shift noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

paradigm shift

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a great and important change in the way something is done or thought about Wegener's theory led to a paradigm shift in the earth sciences. I could convince only a few of my colleagues of the need for a revolution, a paradigm shift.
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