Paradigm

Definition of Paradigm

Par´a`digm
n.1.
1.An example; a model; a pattern.
2.(Gram.) An example of a conjugation or declension, showing a word in all its different forms of inflection.
3.(Rhet.) An illustration, as by a parable or fable.
4.(Science) A theory providing a unifying explanation for a set of phenomena in some field, which serves to suggest methods to test the theory and develop a fuller understanding of the topic, and which is considered useful until it is be replaced by a newer theory providing more accurate explanations or explanations for a wider range of phenomena.

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IC analysis, accidence, affix, affixation, allomorph, antetype, antitype, archetype, beau ideal, biotype, bound morpheme, classic example, conjugation, criterion, cutting, declension, derivation, difference of form, enclitic, epitome, example, exemplar, formative, free form, fugleman, fugler, genotype, ideal, imitatee, immediate constituent analysis, infix, infixation, inflection, lead, mirror, model, morph, morpheme, morphemic analysis, morphemics, morphology, morphophonemics, original, pattern, precedent, prefix, prefixation, proclitic, prototype, radical, representative, root, rule, standard, stem, suffix, suffixation, theme, type, type species, type specimen, urtext, word-formation
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