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paradigm shift

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparadigm shiftˈparadigm ˌshift noun [countable]  an important change in which the usual way of thinking or doing something is replaced by another way of thinking or doing something
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paradigm shiftThe thing that brings a paradigm shift to its turning point is a war between the poles of the incumbent paradigm.After all it's not every day you get caught up in a paradigm shift.Can we expect to see a paradigm shift, where people want to drive less?Futurists call this kind of fundamental transformation a paradigm shift, although the term is now a misused buzzword for any change.Either Mrs David has had an enormous impact on her countrymen or a major paradigm shift has occurred.
From Longman Business Dictionaryparadigm shiftˈparadigm ˌshift a complete change in your attitude towards the economy or a particular industry, caused by an event or discovery that has changed your way of thinkingThe use of gigabit networks has enabled a major paradigm shift to image-based communication. shift
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