paradigm
[ par-uh-dahym ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 15th century; Latin via late Latin from Greek paradeigma, from paradeiknunai ‘show side by side’, from para- ‘beside’ + deiknunai ‘to show’
Synonyms
  • archetype
  • chart
  • criterion
Antonyms
  • n/a
Definition
an example serving as a model; pattern
Example
Ms. Goode is the paradigm of a caring, dedicated teacher.
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