Meaning of “paradigm” in the English Dictionary

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"paradigm" in American English

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paradigmnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpær·əˌdɑɪm/ fml

a very clear or typical example used as a model:

His ruthless accumulation of wealth stands as a paradigm of greed in the business world.

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"paradigm" in Business English

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paradigmnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpærədaɪm/ us

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)