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noun 
  1. An example serving as a model or pattern.
    • 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."
      1. (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.
      1. A system of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.
Etymology: Established 1475-85 from paradigma, paradÄgma, from (parídeigma, pattern). See (pie, deik-).


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