Critical Failure
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\ˈkri-ti-kəl\ \ˈfāl-yər
Etymology : Critical + Failure
Function : adjective, noun

Syntax: verb

1: The breakdown of an existing paradigm during the search for new one. Occurs at the point in which old methods of evaluation and quantification are unable to describe accurately the new discoveries of a field of research. The complete destruction of a paradigm leads to post-failure consolidation.

Associated words + links
paradigm
post failure consolidation
revolution process

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