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paradigm shift

noun [C]
 
 
a situation in which the usual and accepted way of doing or thinking about something changes completely: The widespread use of social media represents a paradigm shift in the way we communicate.
Translations of “paradigm shift”
in Chinese (Traditional) 行為(或思維)方式的改變,範式轉移…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行为(或思维)方式的改变…
(Definition of paradigm shift from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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