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1      (Grammar)   the set of all the inflected forms of a word or a systematic arrangement displaying these forms  
2    a pattern or model  
3    a typical or stereotypical example (esp. in the phrase paradigm case)  
4    (in the philosophy of science) a very general conception of the nature of scientific endeavour within which a given enquiry is undertaken  
     (C15: via French and Latin from Greek paradeigma pattern, from paradeiknunai to compare, from para-1 + deiknunai to show)  
  paradigmatic      adj  
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archetype, example, exemplar, ideal, model, norm, original, pattern, prototype  

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paradigm n.
a model or example that shows how something works
I like to read books that are a paradigm of human life because I can learn from them.

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innovation paradigm that assumes firms should use external ideas and/or external paths to market in their innovation process
[Tech.];[Bus.] word coined by Henry Chesbrough, who opposes this paradigm to the closed innovation one, where all the innovation process happens within the borders of the firm.
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