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Paradigm and Paradigm shifts

How do you understand the term paradigm? What Kuhn mean by this term? Identify a paradigm in your particular discipline, if there is one. Why is this concept important to the study of research?

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A paradigm is a basic assumption within the ruling theory of science. It is, a philosophical and theoretical framework of a scientific school or discipline within which theories, laws, and generalizations and the experiments performed in support of them are formulated. For example, ...

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definition of paradigm and example given