Paradigm vs Summit - What's the difference?

paradigm | summit |

As nouns the difference between paradigm and summit

is that paradigm is an example serving as a model or pattern; a template while summit is (countable) a peak; the top of a mountain.

As a verb summit is

(transitive|hiking|climbing|colloquial) to reach the summit of a mountain.



Alternative forms

* paradigma (archaic)


(en noun)
  • An example serving as a model or pattern; a template.
  • * 2000 , "":
  • According to the Fourth Circuit, “Coca-Cola” is “the paradigm of a descriptive mark that has acquired secondary meaning”.
  • * 2003 , Nicholas Asher and Alex Lascarides, Logics of Conversation , Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0 521 65058 5, page 46:
  • DRT is a paradigm example of a dynamic semantic theory,
  • (linguistics) A set of all forms which contain a common element, especially the set of all inflectional forms of a word or a particular grammatical category.
  • The paradigm of "go" is "go, went, gone."
  • A system of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality.
  • A conceptual framework—an established thought process.
  • A way of thinking which can occasionally lead to misleading predispositions; a prejudice. A route of mental efficiency which has presumably been verified by affirmative results/predictions.
  • A philosophy consisting of ‘top-bottom’ ideas (namely biases which could possibly make the practitioner susceptible to the ‘confirmation bias’).
  • Synonyms

    * (example) exemplar * (way of viewing reality) model, worldview * See also

    Derived terms

    * paradigmatic * paradigm shift * paradigmaticism


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    (en noun)
  • (countable) A peak; the top of a mountain.
  • In summer, it is possible to hike to the summit of Mt. Shasta.
  • (countable) A gathering or assembly of leaders.
  • They met for an international summit on environmental issues.

    Usage notes

    Colloquially summit' is used for only the highest point of a mountain, while in mountaineering any point that is higher than surrounding points is a '''summit , such as the South Summit of (Mount Everest). These are distinguished by (topographic prominence) as ''subsummits'' (low prominence) or ''independent summits (high prominence).


    * acme, apex, peak, zenith

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l)


  • (transitive, hiking, climbing, colloquial) To reach the summit of a mountain.
  • * 2012 , Kenza Moller, "Eyes on the North," Canadian Geographic , vol. 132, no. 4 (July/Aug.) p. 10:
  • Of the range's 12 peaks, Mount Saskatchewan is the only one that has yet to be summited .


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