Word of the day

The word for today is…

paradigm (noun) – 1. One that serves as a pattern or model.
2. A set or list of all the inflectional forms of a word or of one of its grammatical categories.
3. A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late 15th century, from Late Latin paradigma “pattern, example,” especially in grammar, from Greek paradeigma “pattern, model; precedent, example,” from paradeiknynai “exhibit, represent,” literally “show side by side,” from para- “beside” + deiknynai “to show” (cognate with Latin dicere “to show”).


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