- An example serving as a model or pattern.
Etymology: Established 1475-85 from paradigma, paradÄgma, from (parídeigma, pattern). See (pie, deik-).
- 2000, s:Estate of William F. Jenkins v. Paramount Pictures Corp., Estate of William F. Jenkins v. Paramount Pictures Corp.
: According to the Fourth Circuit, "Coca-Cola" is "the of a descriptive mark that has acquired secondary meaning."
(context, linguistics) A set of all forms which contain a common element, especially the set of all inflectional forms of a word or one of its grammatical category.
- boy, boy"s, boys, boys" is the of boy.
- A system of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.
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