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paradigm

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Definition a conceptual model; or a standard example
  • We have incompatible paradigms.
paradigms = conceptual models
  • Since then, there's been a paradigm shift, and we have a new way of thinking about such things.
  • he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm
  • Paradigm shifts were said to occur whenever science made a major change in its view of the world.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • paradigm = conceptual model
  • Paradigms power perception and perceptions power emotions.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • paradigms = conceptual models (of how things work and relate to each other)
  • In scientific circles in recent years it has been said that our whole mode of scientific thought is facing a 'paradigm shift.'
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • By the time of the meeting in Boston, the project in Peru had begun to establish a new paradigm.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • But Chiniqua Milligan is actually more of a paradigm of what's possible in urban education when commitment is matched with real money.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • But Mukhtar changed the paradigm, and women and girls began to fight back and go to the police.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • In his well broken-in green uniform and infantry belts the lieutenant was the paradigm of a seasoned soldier.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • If you were born in the 1820s you were too old: your mind-set was shaped by the pre-Civil War paradigm.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • It was a paradigm of Western influence gone wrong.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • And when I asked Alaska, she started yelling, 'You're not going to impose the patriarchal paradigm on me.'
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • For McGraw-Hill was, after all, in spite of its earnest literary veneer, a monstrous paradigm of American business.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Simon's own strong emotions about the state of American English came to national attention in 1980 with his book Paradigms Lost: Reflections on Literacy and Its Decline.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Benedetti stopped me in the hall, complained about playing phone tag with Dad, and shoved SAT paperwork into my hands, babbling away about the need to shift my paradigm and look over the next horizon.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Far more important, her brother's other prediction had come true as well: Katherine's experiments had produced astonishing results, particularly in the last six months, breakthroughs that would alter entire paradigms of thinking.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I can, of course, imagine it being deconstructed nowadays as a paradigm of colonialism, with Kevin figuring as the benign imperialist (or the missionary in the wake of the imperialist), the one who intervenes and appropriates the indigenous life and interferes with its pristine ecology.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • He knew about paradigm shifts.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Such changes were relatively rare, occurring about once a century, Darwinian evolution had forced a paradigm shift.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park

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