Definition of paradigm noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpærədaɪm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærədaɪm//
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  1. 1(specialist or formal) a typical example or pattern of something a paradigm for students to copy The war was a paradigm of the destructive side of human nature.
  2. 2 (grammar) a set of all the different forms of a word verb paradigms
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.: via late Latin from Greek paradeigma, from paradeiknunai ‘show side by side’, from para- ‘beside’ + deiknunai ‘to show’.
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