paradigm

paradigm
paradigm (n.) late 15c., from L.L. paradigma "pattern, example," especially in grammar, from Gk. paradeigma "pattern, model," from paradeiknynai "exhibit, represent," lit. "show side by side," from para- "beside" (see PARA- (Cf. para-)) + deiknynai "to show" (cognate with L. dicere "to show;" see DICTION (Cf. diction)). Related: Paradigmatic.

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