technical a model or example that shows how something works or is
A paradigm is a model for something which explains it or shows how it
can be produced.
Oxford Dictionary of Computing 5th
A model or example of the environment and methodology in which systems and software are developed and operated. For one oprational paradigm there could be several alternative development paradigms. Examples are functional programming, logic programming, semantic data modeling, algebraic computing, numerical computing, object-oriented design, prototyping, and natural language dialogue.
Concise Oxford 英英辞典
(technical) a typical example, pattern, or model of something.
a world view underlying the theories and methodology of a scientific subject.
(formal or technical) a typical example or pattern of sth