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paradigm

Short Definition : model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word

Definition
(noun) systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word Definition
(noun) a standard or typical example
Synonyms : epitome image prototype
Example Sentence
  • he is the prototype of good breeding
  • he provided America with an image of the good father
Definition
(noun) the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)
Synonyms : substitution class
Definition
(noun) the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time
Example Sentence
  • he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paradigm

HERE DIVIDE AS PARA+DIGM--- DIGM=DIAGRAM SO DIAGRAM SERVES AS MODEL,EXAMPLE,PATTERN FOR A PROTOTYPE

divide it like parad+igm.....now focus on PARADE....parade is done DURING PUBLIC CELEBRATIONS LIKE INDEPENDENCE DAY, REPUBLIC DAY..just to SHOW OR EXHIBIT THE strength of nation, SO watching a parade is A EXAMPLE OR MODAL for other countries to IDENT

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para+digm--- para(pehla) digm(diagram)--- is a PATTERN, or a MODEL or an EXAMPLE to plan something

SO watching a parade is A EXAMPLE OR MODAL for other countries to IDENTIFY ABOUT india's strenth in millitary power.

basically it is derived from latin parádeigma..where deigma is taken from deikma..which means to show....paradigm means to show a pattern to people about something.

paradise is always a standard example.

PARAyoko Mind mae DIG karna jub wo kuch model hothehae ya kuch example

Split as Para and Digm. To explain any PARAgraph easily we need Diagram (Digm)

PARIS DINING is the standard for a gourmet

paradigm -discovery of the new metal radium by the cury models that human beings are borned for innovation

paradox

Short Definition : something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct

Definition
(noun) (logic) a statement that contradicts itself
Example Sentence
  • `I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false
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looks like parad(parade) of ox. which is contradict in nature but can be true.

you are unique but "everybody is unique" .this is a paradox

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paradox sounds like hoax (afwaah) >> may b true may b not

imagine a para having two(dox) or in hindi do(2) meaning.would be contradictory.

"All husbands are not married" is a paradox

paragon

Short Definition : model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue

Definition
(noun) an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept Definition
(noun) model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paragon

paragon which is a slipper brand makes products which are models for perfection

ARAGON in the movie Lord of the Rings was a perfect soldier

paragon = para-'related to' + -gon'figure has many angles'. If a polygon has infinity angles, it becomes circle. Circle is perfect

Think problem-gone = perfection!

remember PARAGON slippers ..they r standard model of perfection

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Remember the paragon slipper ad ???

think of Paragon office chappals >>> ideal thing to be worn in office...

parallel

Short Definition : similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parall

Definition
(noun) something having the property of being analogous to something else
Synonyms : analog analogue
Definition
(noun) an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator Definition
(noun) (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes)
Example Sentence
  • parallels never meet
Definition
(verb) be parallel to
Example Sentence
  • Their roles are paralleled by ours
Definition
(verb) make or place parallel to something
Synonyms : collimate
Example Sentence
  • They paralleled the ditch to the highway
Definition
(verb) duplicate or match
Synonyms : duplicate twin
Example Sentence
  • The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse
Definition
(adj) being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting
Example Sentence
  • parallel lines never converge
  • concentric circles are parallel
  • dancers in two parallel rows
Definition
(adj) of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations
Example Sentence
  • parallel processing
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parallelism

Short Definition : state of being parallel; similarity; analogy

Definition
(noun) similarity by virtue of corresponding
Synonyms : correspondence

parameter

Short Definition : limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget

Definition
(noun) a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves
Synonyms : parametric quantity
Definition
(noun) any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance Definition
(noun) (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
Synonyms : argument
Definition
(noun) a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for parameter

parameter means perimeter means its a limit for its shape.

paramount

Short Definition : foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal

Definition
(adj) having superior power and influence
Example Sentence
  • the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paramount

paraMOUNT..(MOUNT EVEREST)..IS THE biggest mountain on the earth,so something SUPREME ,and BEYOND OUR REACH(LIKE MOUNT EVEREST) is paraMOUNT.

paramount movies is a hollywood movies production house and their movies are considered to the most supreme of all :) hence the meaning

Something that is as important (pyaara) as mountain (mount)

PARAMOUNT Airways which is SUPREME among all,BEYOND the reach of other companies, and Flies ABOVE

it can be remember like this.paramount-mount-amount-money.now everyone knows that money is most important then anything else.we r doing all this painstaking work for money.

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paramount -my one friend gf reads in paramount boarding school and he place her in the topmost superity than any other thing

paramour

Short Definition : illicit lover

Definition
(noun) a woman's lover
Synonyms : fancy man
Definition
(noun) a woman who cohabits with an important man
Synonyms : concubine courtesan doxy
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for paramour

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Paramour sounds like Paraya mard (in Hindi Language) - indicates some kind of illegal relationship.

para (Skt) means: other amorous (Eng) means: desire <br> paramour is: (illicit) desire on others.

paramour sounds like PARA(parallel) aMOuR(love)... as in parallel love.. which connotes a secret or illicit love.. lame i accept :D

par(per ,.throughly) +amour..means illicit..throughly illicit in behavior and relation ..so a throghly illicit lover....

Also similar to enamour- to love. paramour- to love a paraya

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