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paradigm

noun [C] uk   /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.
paradigmatic
adjective uk   /ˌpær.ə.dɪɡˈmæt.ɪk/  us   /ˌper.ə.dɪɡˈmæt̬-/
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