One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions.‘geophysical evidence supporting Wegener's theory led to a rapid paradigm shift in the earth sciences’
- ‘The internet provides a paradigm shift in thinking regarding communication and medical knowledge.’
- ‘The Joburg 2030 strategy marks an important paradigm shift in our approach to planning.’
- ‘Within twenty years a fundamental paradigm shift had occurred in the ways in which informed observers discussed human existence.’
- ‘A paradigm shift in the fields of art, entertainment and publishing is taking place.’
- ‘Second, it takes a paradigm shift to transition from traditional group insurance to a health and welfare trust.’
1970s: term used in the writings of Thomas S. Kuhn (1922–96), philosopher of science.
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