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Synonyms for paradigm
ˈpær əˌdaɪm, -dɪm

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  1. paradigmnoun

    An example serving as a model or pattern; a template.

    model, exemplar, worldview

  2. paradigmnoun

    A set of all forms which contain a common element, especially the set of all inflectional forms of a word or a particular grammatical category.

    The paradigm of go is go, went, gone.

    worldview, model, exemplar

  3. paradigmnoun

    A system of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.

    exemplar, worldview, model

  4. paradigmnoun

    A conceptual framework—an established thought process.

    exemplar, model, worldview

  5. paradigmnoun

    A way of thinking which can occasionally lead to misleading predispositions; a prejudice. A route of mental efficiency which has presumably been verified by affirmative results/predictions.

    model, worldview, exemplar

  6. paradigmnoun

    A philosophy consisting of ‘top-bottom’ ideas (namely biases which could possibly make the practitioner susceptible to the ‘confirmation bias’).

    worldview, exemplar, model

Princeton's WordNet

  1. paradigmnoun

    systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

    epitome, prototype, image, substitution class

  2. prototype, paradigm, epitome, imagenoun

    a standard or typical example

    "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"

    range, effigy, trope, figure of speech, ikon, figure, substitution class, simulacrum, range of a function, image, epitome, persona, look-alike, icon, prototype, mental image, double, picture

  3. substitution class, paradigmnoun

    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)

    epitome, prototype, image, substitution class

  4. paradigmnoun

    the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time

    "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"

    epitome, prototype, image, substitution class

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  1. List of paraphrases for "paradigm":

    model, paradigmatic

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How to use paradigm in a sentence?

  1. Kristin Schubert:

    It's like a paradigm shift around what it means to be mentally well at an early age and how that dictates how life goes for you later on.

  2. Jen Weedon:

    There's a paradigm shift with regards to other ways countries try to hold each other accountable.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The first day of the brand new calendar year is an empowered time to psychologically unwind to mentally find own life charged emotionally with a refined energy & enthusiasm to create a beautiful growth paradigm within the physically defined laws of nature and the rules of the game called LIFE

  4. Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec:

    Now that all these birth defects and associated conditions have come out, Zika is turning into a game-changer, having such an impact on a crucial aspect of human reproduction is actually changing the whole paradigm.

  5. Mohamed El-Erian:

    The biggest risk is this illusion of liquidity, history tells us that there isn't as much liquidity as people like to think there is when there is a major change in the market paradigm.

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