|part of speech:
||an example, model, pattern, or the like.
Religions provide an ethical paradigm according to which one may lead one's life.
- example, model, pattern
- similar words:
- archetype, ideal, image, lead, mold, norm, picture, precedent, prototype, standard, type, yardstick
||in grammar, an example of a conjugation or declension, listing all the inflected forms of a word.
The Spanish teacher wrote out the paradigm for verbs ending in "er," and the students practiced conjugating verbs according to it.
||archetype, example, ideal, image, miniature, mold, precedent, type
||paradigmatic (adj.), paradigmatically (adv.)