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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·a·digm /ˈpɛrəˌdaɪm, ˈpærə || ˌdɪm/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·a·digm n.
 1. An example; a model; a pattern. [R.] “The paradigms and patterns of all things.”
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
      2: a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good
         breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good
         father" [syn: prototype, epitome, image]
      3: 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) [syn: substitution
      4: the generally accepted perspective of a particular
         discipline at a given time; "he framed the problem within
         the psychoanalytic paradigm"