Grammar. a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme. a display in fixed arrangement of such a set, as boy, boy's, boys, boys'.
an example serving as a model; pattern. Synonyms: mold, standard; ideal, paragon, touchstone.
a framework containing the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology that are commonly accepted by members of a scientific community. such a cognitive framework shared by members of any discipline or group: the company’s business paradigm.
(grammar) the set of all the inflected forms of a word or a systematic arrangement displaying these forms