paradigm: a list of related forms of a word, especially forms that are inflectionally related. For instance, "(I) am, (you) are, (he) is" is a paradigm of present tense singular forms of the verb "to be" in English; "be, been, being" is a paradigm of verb stem and participles for the same verb. Listing parallel paradigms in chart form facilitates comparison and analysis. [Spanish: paradigma]