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par·a·dig·mat·ic

 (păr′ə-dĭg-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a paradigm.
2. Linguistics Of or relating to the set of substitutional or oppositional relationships a linguistic unit has with other units, such as the relationship between (n) in not and other sounds that could be substituted for it in the same context, like (t) and (p). Together with the set of syntagmatic relations, paradigmatic relations describe the identity of a linguistic unit in a given language.

[French paradigmatique, from Greek paradeigmatikos, serving as a model, from paradeigma, paradeigmat-, example; see paradigm.]
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par•a•dig•mat•ic

(ˌpær ə dɪgˈmæt ɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a paradigm.
2. pertaining to or being a relationship among linguistic elements that can substitute for each other in a given context, as the relationship of sun in The sun is shining to other nouns that could substitute for it, as star or light. Compare syntagmatic.
[1655–65; < Greek paradeigmatikós=paradeigmat-, s. of parádeigma paradigm + -ikos -ic]
par`a•dig•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.paradigmatic - of or relating to a grammatical paradigm; "paradigmatic inflection"
2.paradigmatic - of or relating to a typical example; "paradigmatic learning"
3.paradigmatic - related as members of a substitution class; "paradigmatic word associations"
syntagmatic - related as members of a syntagma; "syntagmatic word associations"
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paradigmatic

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paradigmatic

[ˌpærədɪgˈmætɪk] ADJparadigmático
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[ˌpærədɪgˈmætɪk] adjparadigmatico/a
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The species of Bifidobacteria tested in this study was paradigmaticly chosen as Bifidobacterium adolescentis, one of the dominant anaerobes in the intestines of humans typically reaching densities greater than [10.sup.10] cells per g of feces (Evison and James 1973; Resnick and Levin 1981).