paradigm shift

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Coined by Thomas Kuhn in 1962.

Noun[edit]

paradigm shift (plural paradigm shifts)

  1. A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new one, necessitated when new scientific discoveries produce anomalies in the current paradigm.
  2. (US) A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new belief.
    • 1996, Shahariz Abdul Aziz, Jeyakody Parthiban, Fuzzy Sets and Operations
      Fuzzy Set Theory was formalised by Professor Lofti Zadeh at the University of California in 1965. What Zadeh proposed is very much a paradigm shift that first gained acceptance in the Far East and its successful application has ensured its adoption around the world.

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