Definition from Cambridge Dictionary,

​relating to the way different words or language items can be chosen to play a particular part in a language structure

I don't understand the examples:

  • paradigmatic analysis
  • The paradigmatic society which stands behind every historical society is hierarchical, but social classes have a marginal permeability; there are no slaves, no discrimination between men and women.

1 Answer 1


The word paradigmatic is simply made of paradigm + atic(suffix).

-atic suffix, which makes adjective out of noun and verb, Paradigm means a typical example or pattern of something; a model. (from google's dictionary).

So the example can be:

  1. Pattern based (paradigmatic) analysis

  2. The ideal (paradigmatic) society ...

Also from vocabulary.com:

The adjective paradigmatic is a fancy word for describing something that is an ideal or standard.

  • I still don't understand a typical example or pattern of something; a model.
    – XPMai
    Commented Oct 16, 2018 at 8:58

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