Par"a*digm (?), n. [F. paradigme, L. paradigma, fr. Gr. , fr. to show by the side of, to set up as an example; beside + to show. See Para-, and Diction.]


An example; a model; a pattern.

[R.] "The paradigms and patterns of all things."


2. Gram.

An example of a conjugation or declension, showing a word in all its different forms of inflection.

3. Rhet.

An illustration, as by a parable or fable.


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