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  1. paradigm

    • IPA[ˈparədʌɪm]

    英式

    • n.
      a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model;a world view underlying the theories and methodology of a particular scientific subject
    • noun: paradigm, plural noun: paradigms

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model society's paradigm of the ‘ideal woman’
    • a world view underlying the theories and methodology of a particular scientific subject the discovery of universal gravitation became the paradigm of successful science
    • 2. a set of linguistic items that form mutually exclusive choices in particular syntactic roles English determiners form a paradigm: we can say ‘a book’ or ‘his book’ but not ‘a his book’
    • 3. (in the traditional grammar of Latin, Greek, and other inflected languages) a table of all the inflected forms of a particular verb, noun, or adjective, serving as a model for other words of the same conjugation or declension.