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Concept vs. Paradigm

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Conceptnoun

abstract and general idea; an abstraction

Paradigmnoun

A pattern, a way of doing something, especially a pattern of thought, a system of beliefs, a conceptual framework.

‘Thomas Kuhn's landmark “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” got people talking about paradigm shifts, to the point the word itself now suggests an incomplete or biased perspective.’;

Conceptnoun

understanding retained in the mind, from experience, reasoning and/or imagination; a generalization (generic, basic form), or abstraction (mental impression), of a particular set of instances or occurrences (specific, though different, recorded manifestations of the concept).

Paradigmnoun

An example serving as the model for such a pattern.

Conceptnoun

(programming) In generic programming, a description of supported operations on a type, including their syntax and semantics.

Paradigmnoun

(linguistics) A set of all forms which contain a common element, especially the set of all inflectional forms of a word or a particular grammatical category.

‘The paradigm of "go" is "go, went, gone."’;

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Conceptnoun

An abstract general conception; a notion; a universal.

‘The words conception, concept, notion, should be limited to the thought of what can not be represented in the imagination; as, the thought suggested by a general term.’;

Paradigmnoun

An example; a model; a pattern.

Conceptnoun

an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

Paradigmnoun

An example of a conjugation or declension, showing a word in all its different forms of inflection.

Conceptnoun

an abstract idea

‘structuralism is a difficult concept’; ‘the concept of justice’;

Paradigmnoun

An illustration, as by a parable or fable.

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Conceptnoun

a plan or intention

‘the centre has kept firmly to its original concept’;

Paradigmnoun

A theory providing a unifying explanation for a set of phenomena in some field, which serves to suggest methods to test the theory and develop a fuller understanding of the topic, and which is considered useful until it is be replaced by a newer theory providing more accurate explanations or explanations for a wider range of phenomena.

Conceptnoun

an idea or invention to help sell or publicize a commodity

‘a new concept in corporate hospitality’;

Paradigmnoun

systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

Conceptnoun

(of a car or other vehicle) produced as an experimental model to test the viability of innovative design features

‘a concept car for next month's Geneva motor show’;

Paradigmnoun

a standard or typical example;

‘he is the prototype of good breeding’; ‘he provided America with an image of the good father’;

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Conceptnoun

an idea or mental image which corresponds to some distinct entity or class of entities, or to its essential features, or determines the application of a term (especially a predicate), and thus plays a part in the use of reason or language.

Paradigmnoun

the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)

Concept

Concepts are defined as abstract ideas or general notions that occur in the mind, in speech, or in thought. They are understood to be the fundamental building blocks of thoughts and beliefs.

Paradigmnoun

the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time;

‘he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm’;

Paradigmnoun

a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model

‘society's paradigm of the ‘ideal woman’’;

Paradigmnoun

a world view underlying the theories and methodology of a particular scientific subject

‘the discovery of universal gravitation became the paradigm of successful science’;

Paradigmnoun

a set of linguistic items that form mutually exclusive choices in particular syntactic roles

‘English determiners form a paradigm: we can say ‘a book’ or ‘his book’ but not ‘a his book’’;

Paradigmnoun

(in the traditional grammar of Latin, Greek, and other inflected languages) a table of all the inflected forms of a particular verb, noun, or adjective, serving as a model for other words of the same conjugation or declension.

Paradigm

In science and philosophy, a paradigm () is a distinct set of concepts or thought patterns, including theories, research methods, postulates, and standards for what constitutes legitimate contributions to a field.

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