I want to know which one is correct:

A novel network paradigm


A novel networking paradigm

If both of them are correct, what is the difference between them?

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    Some context would be useful. Are you talking about network design in computing? Networking as social connections?
    – AmaiKotori
    Commented Nov 13, 2019 at 16:23
  • @AmaiKotori I'm talking about network design. I want to introduce IoT as a novel paradigm.
    – Pablo
    Commented Nov 14, 2019 at 14:15

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Both are usable; for your given example of the IoT, network is probably the better match, suggesting the structure of the network rather than the process of working with it or the protocols used for communication.

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