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Hi. One of my science vocab words is paradigm. The definition is a model that provides a framework for interpreting observations. Okay, so I have that definition memorized, but the book doesn't provide any specific examples of paradigms, so I don't REALLY know what it means. Could someone please help? Thanks.

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    Paradigm is a difficult word to understand. Here are a couple of sentences that use "paradigm."

    Google is a paradigm of a search engine company.

    Ms. Orange, a paradigm of a great teacher, inspired her students to excell in math.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paradigm

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    Is it the same thing as a paragon?

    Can you use paradigm in the science-related context?

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    Paragon and pardigm have similar meanings and in some contexts may be used interchangeably.

    Dictionary.com uses this sentence in a scientific contest as an example.

    "Since the 1960s, paradigm has been used in science to refer to a theoretical framework, as when Nobel Laureate David Baltimore cited the work of two colleagues that 'really established a new paradigm for our understanding of the causation of cancer.'"

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    Gah!! But I need some sort of substantial example. All of the definitions you are giving me seem too abstract.

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    That's because paradigm is an abstract word. All of the examples will be abstract.

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    Well, what is a synonym for paradigm?

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