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paradigm

noun [C]     /ˈpær.ə.daɪm/ US  /ˈper-/ formal
C2 a model of something, or a very clear and typical example of something: Some of these educators are hoping to produce a change in the current cultural paradigm.Samples and examples paradigmatic     /ˌpær.ə.dɪɡˈmæt.ɪk/ US  /ˌper.ə.dɪɡˈmæt̬-/ adjective
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