a typical example or pattern of something; a model.
"there is a new paradigm for public art in this country"
model, pattern, example, exemplar, template, standard, prototype, archetype
"why should your sets of values be the paradigm for the rest of us?"
a worldview underlying the theories and methodology of a particular scientific subject.
"the discovery of universal gravitation became the paradigm of successful science"
a set of linguistic items that form mutually exclusive choices in particular syntactic roles.
"English determiners form a paradigm: we can say “a book” or “his book” but not “a his book.”"
(in the traditional grammar of Latin, Greek, and other inflected languages) a table of all the inflected forms of a particular verb, noun, or adjective, serving as a model for other words of the same conjugation or declension.