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paradigm

 
Noun paradigm has 4 senses
  1. paradigm - systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
    --1 is a kind of
    inflection, inflexion
  2. prototype, paradigm, epitome, image - a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
    --2 is a kind of model, example
    --2 has particulars: concentrate; imago
  3. substitution class, paradigm - 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)
    --3 is a kind of class, category, family
  4. paradigm - the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time; "he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"
    --4 is a kind of
    position, view, perspective
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