Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “paradigm”

paradigm

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈpærədaɪm/
a set of theories that explain the way a particular subject is understood at a particular time: The TV network claimed that this was the beginning of "a new paradigm for commercial television." His account of the effects of globalization does not fit into either of the economic paradigms that are dominant today.
a model of something, or a very clear and typical example of something: a paradigm of sth The company is seen as a paradigm of entrepreneurship.
(Definition of paradigm from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of paradigm?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “paradigm”

Definitions of “paradigm” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

maiden

a girl or young woman

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More