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paradigm

 [par´ah-dīm]
a shared understanding among scientists or scholars working in a discipline regarding the important problems, structures, values, and assumptions determining that discipline.

paradigm

[per′ədīm, -dim]
a pattern that may serve as a model or example.

paradigm

An example, hypothesis, model, or pattern; a widely accepted explanation for a group of biomedical or other phenomena that become accepted as data accumulate to corroborate aspects of the paradigm's explanation or theory, as occurred in the 'central dogma' of molecular biology. See Central dogma, Paradigm shift.

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paradigm

1. A human being's mental model of the world, which may or may not conform to that of others but is often stereotypical.
2. In the philosophy of science, a general conception of the nature of scientific operation within which a particular scientific activity is undertaken. Paradigms are, of their nature, persistent and hard to change. Major advances in science-such, for instance, as the realization of the concept of the quantum or the significance of evolution in medicine-involve painful paradigmic shifts which some people, notably the older scientists, find hard to make.

paradigm

term introduced ca 1960 by the science-historian Kuhn; a widely followed way of approaching an area of research, deriving from a notable early achievement in the field and carrying forward both its experimental methodology and its theoretical outlook.

paradigm (parˑ··dīmˈ),

n a generally accepted model for making sense of phenomena in a given discipline at a particular time. When one paradigm is replaced by another, it is called a paradigm shift.

paradigm (par″ədīm),

n a model or pattern. The set of values or concepts that represent an accepted way of doing things within an organization or community.
paradigm shift,
n an adjustment in thinking that comes about as the result of new discoveries, inventions, or real-world experiences.

paradigm

a pattern of thought, a similarity of conceptualization.
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The generation that represents the paradigm shift of quantum theory's second age -- the practical applications and experiments (lasers, TV, computers, non-locality, the Hubble telescope .
That Carlson was not a reprographics or photographic specialist helps prove one of Barker's main points: Paradigm shifters frequently come from the edge of a field; they are the boundary spanners who are not weighed down by the prevailing paradigm of any discipline.
And of course, the problem with paradigms is that they do your thinking for you, and Pinkerton appears to be letting his fascination with paradigm analysis drive too much of this thinking.
Paradigm change stops trends, creates radical change and sparks the most dramatic kind of innovation and redirection.
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Maximo joined Paradigm Medical as an Ultrasound technician in 2001, and was promoted to Ultrasound engineer in 2002.
Legent's channel expansion efforts in this market are being driven by the strong customer demand we're seeing for PARADIGM among Novell resellers and their customers," stated Joel Moss, Legent's vice president of Market Development.
As a key element of the Verification Workbench, the Paradigm ViP enables VHDL designers to begin concurrent verification at the earliest possible stage, when specifications are still being developed.
Paradigm Medical reported it will also be launching domestically several other sophisticated ultrasound devices and instruments at AAO, some of which have been developed via its agreement with MEDA Corp.
Cannefax added, "Initial ultrasound products have been received from MEDA and Paradigm has made initial sales of these devices in Europe.