Also see paradigm shift.
2. A set of ideas, assumptions, and values that can be used to live, view the world in the logic of the society.
2. What was science-fiction is now a paradigm for the science of the present and the future.
What we see is distorted by what we want to see. Paradigm is a combination of your attitude and knowledge. A bad paradigm might completely contradicts the real nature of objects that are perceived by mind and leads to poor reaction.
2. Paradigm City, Unknown Country. Established: more than forty years ago. Population: amnestic. Location: your local anime store;
People here don't really know what happened when they lost their memories forty years ago, so they move on.
2. Paradigm City's inhabitants remind me of the book (gasp! a book! run!) 1984 by George Orwell.