operationalism

noun
op·er·a·tion·al·ism | \ ˌä-pə-ˈrā-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

Other words from operationalism

operationalist \ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shnə-list, -shə-nə-list \ noun
operationalistic \ˌä-pə-ˌrā-shnə-ˈli-stik, -shə-nə-ˈli-stik \ adjective

First Known Use of operationalism

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for operationalism

operational + -ism

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