Definition of “paradigm” - 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.

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The goal of the paradigm is to adapt the current situation concerning the drainage of large areas as a result of deforestation, agriculture or sewerage.
The new paradigm for development cooperation stresses the notion of partnership, in which the so-called donor of aid is a consulting party.
Is a fictional blanket paradigm in which the same measures are adopted across the board for subjects and contexts which are only similar in terms of statistics, still viable?
The paradigm of cosmopolitanism settles in our institutions and in our decisions and is now drawing a share of the action.
We cannot go back on this paradigm.
We need a radically new paradigm.
The new paradigm must also necessarily be people-based, reflecting the concept of lifelong learning, investing in adaptability through education and training and investing in self-development and individual opportunity.
I am talking about one of the key environmental and health issues, and that is why only a change in the development paradigm can help us, not mere cosmetic actions.
The paradigm of the common market can only survive and remain competitive in such a situation if we provide joint, coordinated solutions.