Paradigm

Noun

  • (linguistics) A set of all forms which contain a common element, especially the set of all inflectional forms of a word or a particular grammatical category.

    "The paradigm of "go" is "go, went, gone.""

  • A way of thinking which can occasionally lead to misleading predispositions; a prejudice. A route of mental efficiency which has presumably been verified by affirmative results/predictions.
  • An example serving as a model or pattern; a template.
  • A conceptual framework—an established thought process.
  • A system of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.
  • A philosophy consisting of ‘top-bottom’ ideas (namely biases which could possibly make the practitioner susceptible to the ‘confirmation bias’).

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