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PARADIGM





Definition:

  1. [noun] systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

  2. [noun] a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
    Synonyms: prototype, epitome, image

  3. [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)
    Synonyms: substitution class

  4. [noun] the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time; "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"

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