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paradigm shift

A dramatic change in methodology or practice. It often refers to a major change in thinking and planning, which ultimately changes the way projects are implemented. For example, accessing applications and data from the Web instead of from local servers is a paradigm shift. See paradigm and buzzword.
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This so-called paradigm shift can be seen in many examples such as GPS device displaced by software companies such as Google and Waze, desktop computing disrupted by mobile devices, and the traditional auto industry centered around the internal combustion engine threatened by peer-to-peer service providers (e.
In parallel, it might be said that paradigm shifts are often jarring and disruptive.
As I contemplated the scientific saga of developing somatic and pharmaceutical treatments for major psychiatric disorders, I recognized several interesting themes: serendipity, evolution, paradigm shifts, and radical breakthroughs.
Kuhn does not see a continuity as Popper does, but rather a disruptive cycle of paradigm shifts.
The idea came from the revolution and the inability to represent this major event or paradigm shift.
We in the consumer electronics area have a paradigm shift every year or two.
Plate tectonics was a classic example of a paradigm shift, on the same scale as the change from natural theology to evolution or from Newtonian to quantum mechanics.
Given the widespread perception in development circles that international trade is inherently biased against commodity producers and that the movement in terms of trade against commodity producers is tantamount to being a law of economics, this would indeed represent a paradigm shift, were it to occur.
For some, paradigm and paradigm shift may have become trite expressions.
Replacing targeted compassion with multidimensional compassion: an essential paradigm shift to achieve sustainability.
The last chapter attempts to show how the new paradigm shifts made by the IMB are related to Crawford's core values.
The next section of the book traces two paradigm shifts in the understanding of gender and redemption, both of which take place within the context of the Quaker movement.