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paradigm

noun
a typical example or model of something from Late Latin paradigma "pattern, example," in the 15th century especially in grammar and from Greek paradeigma "pattern, model; precedent, example," from paradeiknynai "exhibit, represent," literally "show side by side," from para- "beside".
 
“The differential equation that we derive here is the paradigm of oscillatory behavior.”
Etymology : from Late Latin paradigma "pattern, example," in the 15th century especially in grammar and from Greek paradeigma "pattern, model; precedent, example," from paradeiknynai "exhibit, represent," literally "show side by side," from para- "beside".
Source : Pg.137 11/12/13 differential equations textbook
Last modified: 26 November 2013


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