paradigmatic

[par-uh-dig-mat-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a paradigm.
2.
Linguistics. pertaining to a relationship among linguistic elements that can substitute for each other in a given context, as the relationship of sun in The sun is shining to other nouns, as moon, star, or light, that could substitute for it in that sentence, or of is shining to was shining, shone, will shine, etc., as well as to is rising, is setting, etc. Compare syntagmatic.
Also, paradigmatical.


Origin:
1655–65; < Greek paradeigmatikós, equivalent to paradeigmat-, stem of parádeigma paradigm + -ikos -ic

paradigmatically, adverb
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paradigm (ˈpærəˌdaɪm)
 
n
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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Example sentences
The three photographers here are from different generations with distinct, almost paradigmatic photographic sensibilities.
Here our experience can be regarded as a paradigmatic.
Or a qualitative model with paradigmatic or efficiency constraints.
These things have a lot more to do with maximizing income than with creating paradigmatic models.
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