operationalism

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

Definition of operationalism

  1. :  a view that the concepts or terms used in nonanalytic scientific statements must be definable in terms of identifiable and repeatable operations

operationalist

play \ˌä-pə-ˈrā-shnə-list, -shə-nə-list\ noun

operationalistic

play \ˌä-pə-ˌrā-shnə-ˈli-stik, -shə-nə-ˈli-stik\ adjective

1930

First Known Use of operationalism

1930


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