1. [ noun ] (grammar) systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
Related terms: inflection
2. [ noun ] a standard or typical example
Synonyms: prototype image epitome

"he is the prototype of good breeding" "he provided America with an image of the good father"

Related terms: model concentrate imago typify
3. [ noun ] (grammar) the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)
Synonyms: substitution_class
Related terms: class
4. [ noun ] the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time

"he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"

Related terms: position
Similar spelling:   Paradis