paradigmatic - definition and synonyms

adjective formal 

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  1. 1
    providing a typical example or model of something

    Hot dogs are the paradigmatic American food.

  2. 2
    linguistics referring to the relationship between a set of linguistic items that can replace each other in a particular context, for examplevase’ and ‘book’ or ‘on’ and ‘under’ in the sentence ‘The vase is on the table
    See also syntagmatic