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Paradigm Definition & Examples from 601 Words

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/ˈpær.ə.daɪm/ (noun)

Paradigm definition

a clear model or typical example of something, paragon, archetype, epitome, ideal, pattern, exemplar, standard, prototype


The term paradigm shift refers to a major change in the worldview, concepts, and practices of how something works or is accomplished. A paradigm shift can happen within a wide variety of contexts from scientific research to industry.

Paradigm shifts in industry often happen when new technology is introduced that radically alters the production process or manufacturing of a good or service. These shifts are key drivers in many of the processes that a society undergoes such as the American Industrial Revolution.

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Parts of speech

Adjective: paradigmatic

Adverb: paradigmatically

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