paradigmatical

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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paradigmatic

adjective
1. of or relating to a grammatical paradigm; "paradigmatic inflection" 
2. of or relating to a typical example; "paradigmatic learning" 
3. related as members of a substitution class; "paradigmatic word associations" [ant: syntagmatic
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