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A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them, especially in an intellectual discipline.
Einstein once said, "imagination is more important than knowledge." He may be partly right, as I apologize, the above definition is for paradigm, perhaps allow me to better example a paradigm shift here. It isn't as wise to not publish a visionary who foresees a better future, using imagination as well as calculation that may ideal a greater reality, despite our seeming knowledge now of the society apparently. Ideally a paradigm shift is an ascension of sorts, like when humankind civillized or evolved, to the point where they stopped believing that the gods wanted them to sacrifice virgins. In a paradigm shift we'd again eat our vegetables instead of smoke them, we'd be creditted from and use what we're made of, such as Hydrogen for fuel instead of pollution. There is a huge higher set of relativity, that can solve virtually all of our foolish worldly problems, a paradigm shift could come from real leadership. Please believe first acknowledging an extreme atomic negativity which could nuke all of us dead, ridding the Earth of all Humans and so their problems, but also imagine on extreme opposite being that of atomic positivity, where prosperity for all simply depends on leadership for their work efficiency, and in that better extreme might most of our foolish little problems be solved also though truly.
by Joven February 22, 2007
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One who has a mania for music.
I am a melomaniac.
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1. A change to anything being described by a person who likes to use buzzwords.

2. Has no real meaning, but people like to pretend it does.
Now that I am the manager, we are going to experience a paradigm shift in the marketing department

In order to become successful, we need to have a paradigm shift in this department.
by Anonymous May 09, 2003
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1. A change of condition, idea, status, etc.

2. Your characters' job mode in Final Fantasy XIII during a fight. You can shift it back and forth, depending on what the situation calls for.
1. John: I think it's time for me to have a relational paradigm shift.
Jeff: You do mean get a girlfriend, right?

2. Evan: Ohay, the enemy staggered, time to use the Relentless Assault paradigm! "paradigm shifts*
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When a person has a significant change in the way they process any given senario psychologically; this process can be driven in a positive light or a rather brutally pessimistic perspective
Anthony has had such a great influence on the team it has caused a paradigm shift in their work ethic, and as a result people are starting to work together.
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a band from Bloomington, Indiana featured on MTV's series MADE in mid-2007.
Joe: Dude, did you see the new MADE episode?
Chase: The one with Paradigm Shift?
Joe: Yea! It was awesome.
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