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paradigm

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paradigm/ˈperəˌdaɪm/noun
pluralparadigms
paradigm
/ˈperəˌdaɪm/
noun
pluralparadigms
Learner's definition of PARADIGM  
[count]formal
: a model or pattern for something that may be copied
: a theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about

— paradigmatic

/ˌperədɪgˈmætɪk/adjective,[more paradigmatic; most paradigmatic]
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