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instrumentalism

noun in·stru·men·tal·ism \-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of INSTRUMENTALISM

:  a doctrine that ideas are instruments of action and that their usefulness determines their truth

First Known Use of INSTRUMENTALISM

1909

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