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operationalism

noun op·er·a·tion·al·ism \-shnə-ˌli-zəm, -shə-nə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of OPERATIONALISM

:  a view that the concepts or terms used in nonanalytic scientific statements must be definable in terms of identifiable and repeatable operations
op·er·a·tion·al·ist \-list, -ist\ noun
op·er·a·tion·al·is·tic \-ˌrā-shnə-ˈlis-tik, -shə-nə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective
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First Known Use of OPERATIONALISM

1931

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