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paradigm shift

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Definition of paradigm shift in English:

noun

A fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions: geophysical evidence supporting Wegener’s theory led to a rapid paradigm shift in the earth sciences
More example sentences
  • Within twenty years a fundamental paradigm shift had occurred in the ways in which informed observers discussed human existence.
  • The Joburg 2030 strategy marks an important paradigm shift in our approach to planning.
  • Second, it takes a paradigm shift to transition from traditional group insurance to a health and welfare trust.

Origin

1970s: term used in the writings of Thomas S. Kuhn (1922–96), philosopher of science.

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