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paradigm

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The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to condor and humor. Neither prosperity nor empire nor heaven can be worth winning at the price of a virulent temper, bloody hands, an anguished spirit, and a vain hatred of the rest of the world.
George Santayana
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Etymology

Established 1475-85 from Late Latin paradīgma, from Ancient Greek παράδειγμα (paradeigma), pattern)

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Noun

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  1. An example serving as a model or pattern.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A set of all forms which contain a common element, especially the set of all inflectional forms of a word or one of its grammatical category.
    • boy, boy’s, boys, boys’ is the paradigm of boy.
  3. A system of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.

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References

  • Wikipedia-logo.png Paradigm on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • paradigm” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • paradigm” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • paradigm” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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