Definitions of paradigm:
  • noun:   the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time
    Example: "He framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"
  • noun:   systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
  • noun:   a standard or typical example
  • noun:   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)

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