how to pronounce paradigm


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the above transcription of paradigm is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

paradigm is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of paradigm pronunciation

An example use of paradigm in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… if not a paradigm shift I said here …”

meanings of paradigm


  1. An example serving as the model for such a pattern.
  2. A pattern, a way of doing something, especially (now often derogatory) a pattern of thought, a system of beliefs, a conceptual framework.
  3. 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.

paradigm frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word paradigm occurs in english on average 5.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics paradigm can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that paradigm can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

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