the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time
"he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"
the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)
- substitution class
a standard or typical example
"he is the prototype of good breeding"
"he provided America with an image of the good father"
systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word