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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparadigmpar‧a‧digm /ˈpærədaɪm/ ●○○ AWL noun [countable]  1 technicalEXAMPLE a model or example that shows how something works or is producedparadigm of the basic paradigm of the family tree2 formalEXAMPLE a very clear or typical example of somethingparadigm of Pius XII remained the paradigm of what a pope should be.paradigmatic /ˌpærədɪɡˈmætɪk◂/ adjectiveparadigmatically /-kli/ adverb
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paradigmCommunity interaction of this kind could be a paradigm for race relations in the future.Much of modern sociology lacks a paradigm and consequently fails to qualify as science.Although they embody a real-world claim about how agents are motivated, they function more like a paradigm than a generalization.Kuhn argues that science education is characterized by an uncritical teaching of the dominant paradigm within a subject.The needs of today's children cannot be met by our old educational paradigms.Kuhn's own account of science entails that what is to count as a problem is paradigm or community dependent.At best, what will emerge from this bureaucratic morass is an entirely new paradigm for dealing with cross-border studies.New paradigms are sure to emerge.The old organizational paradigm encouraged employees to view themselves as the occupants of a box called a job.The prospects for experimental tests of the dynamical transition paradigm seem particularly promising in the case of focal epilepsy.The Vietnam War has become a powerful anti-war paradigm.paradigm ofa paradigm of economic failure
From Longman Business Dictionaryparadigmpar‧a‧digm /ˈpærədaɪm/ noun [countable] formal a good example of how a product, system etc can work or be producedparadigm of/forJ.J.'s success in building Tylenol into a best-seller has become a paradigm of consumer drug marketing. economic paradigm
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