Definitions: (noun) A paradigm is an example, model or pattern, especially the most basic or central one. (noun) A paradigm is a system of beliefs, ideas, values, and habits that is a way of thinking about the real world.
Examples: (noun) For fifteen centuries Aristotle remained the paradigm of knowledge itself. (noun) At the time, this way of thinking was the dominant paradigm for social scientists.
Synonyms: nouns: archetype, model.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7 B