transitive verb
op·​er·​a·​tion·​al·​ize | \ ˌäpəˈrāshnəlˌīz, -shənᵊl- \

Definition of operationalize

: to make operational operationalize a program

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operationalization \ äp(ə)ˌrāshnələ̇ˈzāshən , -​shənᵊl-​ , -​(ᵊ)l(ˌ)īz-​ \ noun, plural -s

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Operationalize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/operationalize. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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