paradigm-shift

paradigm shift

noun
1.
a dramatic change in the paradigm of a scientific community, or a change from one scientific paradigm to another.
2.
a significant change in the paradigm of any discipline or group: Putting skilled, tenured teachers in failing schools would cause a paradigm shift in teaching and education.

Origin:
1970–75

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paradigm shift
 
n
a radical change in underlying beliefs or theory
 
[C20: coined by T.S. Kuhn (1922--96), US philosopher of science]

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