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Synonyms for paradigm
ˈpær əˌdaɪm, -dɪm

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  1. paradigm(noun)

    systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

    epitome, prototype, image, substitution class

  2. prototype, paradigm, epitome, image(noun)

    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, paradigm(noun)

    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. paradigm(noun)

    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


  1. paradigm(noun)

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

    model, exemplar, worldview

  2. paradigm(noun)

    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. paradigm(noun)

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

    exemplar, worldview, model

  4. paradigm(noun)

    A conceptual framework—an established thought process.

    exemplar, model, worldview

  5. paradigm(noun)

    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. paradigm(noun)

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

    worldview, exemplar, model

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    model, paradigmatic

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  1. Oxitec CEO Hadyn Parry:

    The threat of Zika is so great, I think that it will change the paradigm here, i do think you can always get the people who are against genetic engineering for whatever reason. But I think the big majority of people will want to go ahead.

  2. Tuong Nguyen:

    So the Pixel phones will likely continue to serve as a paradigm for OEMs [manufacturers].

  3. Bruce Smith:

    The simple answer is that the Church prefers to do translation where the people are, paradigm 3.0 Bible translation is all about church engagement from beginning to end. Dislocated translations delay and dilute the impact to the local communities.

  4. Oprah Winfrey:

    If all this happened to you what paradigm might you develop? How might that paradigm affect you in terms of your life from that point on? What does this tell you about Abe? There are no failures, only lessons to be learned.

  5. Xolani Dube:

    Many of the women the president announced have been there for many decades. We need to ask ourselves what kind of paradigm shift are we looking for in this country, we need to introduce young women who have a different outlook on how South Africa is supposed to be governed in this particular age.

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