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Paradox vs. Paradigm

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Paradoxnoun

An apparently self-contradictory statement, which can only be true if it is false, and vice versa.u

‘"This sentence is false" is a paradox.’;

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.’;

Paradoxnoun

A counterintuitive conclusion or outcome.s

‘It is an interesting paradox that drinking a lot of water can often make you feel thirsty.’;

Paradigmnoun

An example serving as the model for such a pattern.

Paradoxnoun

A claim that two apparently contradictory ideas are true.t

‘Not having a fashion is a fashion; that's a paradox.’;

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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Paradoxnoun

A thing involving contradictory yet interrelated elements that exist simultaneously and persist over time.

Paradigmnoun

An example; a model; a pattern.

Paradoxnoun

A person or thing having contradictory properties.t

‘He is a paradox; you would not expect him in that political party.’;

Paradigmnoun

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

Paradoxnoun

An unanswerable question or difficult puzzle, particularly one which leads to a deeper truth. s

Paradigmnoun

An illustration, as by a parable or fable.

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Paradoxnoun

(obsolete) A statement which is difficult to believe, or which goes against general belief.

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.

Paradoxnoun

(uncountable) The use of counterintuitive or contradictory statements (paradoxes) in speech or writing.

Paradigmnoun

systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word

Paradoxnoun

A state in which one is logically compelled to contradict oneself.

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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Paradoxnoun

The practice of giving instructions that are opposed to the therapist's actual intent, with the intention that the client will disobey or be unable to obey.s

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)

Paradoxnoun

A tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion; an assertion or sentiment seemingly contradictory, or opposed to common sense; that which in appearance or terms is absurd, but yet may be true in fact.

‘A gloss there is to color that paradox, and make it appear in show not to be altogether unreasonable.’; ‘This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof.’;

Paradigmnoun

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

‘he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm’;

Paradoxnoun

(logic) a self-contradiction;

‘`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false’;

Paradigmnoun

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

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

Paradoxnoun

a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true

‘the uncertainty principle leads to all sorts of paradoxes, like the particles being in two places at once’;

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’;

Paradoxnoun

a statement or proposition which, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems logically unacceptable or self-contradictory

‘Parmenides was the original advocate of the philosophical power of paradox’; ‘the liar paradox’;

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’’;

Paradoxnoun

a person or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities

‘cathedrals face the paradox of having enormous wealth in treasures but huge annual expenses’;

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.

Paradox

A paradox is a logically self-contradictory statement or a statement that runs contrary to one's expectation. It is a statement that, despite apparently valid reasoning from true premises, leads to a seemingly self-contradictory or a logically unacceptable conclusion.

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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