Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

paradigm shift

paradigm shift
Meaning(s)
1) a radical change, a dramatic change
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    • to bring about a paradigm shift
  • Analysis
    A paradigm shift is an expression usually associated with scientific discoveries and refers to complete change in understanding or an approach to any discipline. Usually, this is as a result of new research which changes fundamental knowledge of how something works or came to be. "Widespread access to the internet has lead to a paradigm shift in how we conduct any kind of business."
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Darwin's theory of evolution brought about a paradigm shift in the way we think about natural science.

    2. The Invention of the Gene CRISPR has brought about a paradigm shift in genetic engineering.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. A paradigm shift in early years education has led to a shift from structured play to unstructured play.
    2. I used to get very anxious about change but I have experienced a paradigm shift that has allowed me to welcome changes in my life now.
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