paradigm

  

Definition

Intellectual perception or view, accepted by an individual or a society as a clear example, model, or pattern of how things work in the world. This term was used first by the US science fiction historian Thomas Kuhn (1922-96) in his 1962 book 'The Structure Of Scientific Revolution' to refer to theoretical frameworks within which all scientific thinking and practices operate. See also paradigm shift.

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  • As technological innovation continues, there is a paradigm shift as we change the way we think and act.

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