operationism

operationalism

[op-uh-rey-shuh-nl-iz-uhm]
noun Philosophy.
the doctrine that the meaning of a scientific term, concept, or proposition consists of the operation or operations performed in defining or demonstrating it.
Also, operationism.


Origin:
1930–35; operational + -ism

operationalist, noun
operationalistic, adjective
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operationalism or operationism (ˌɒpəˈreɪʃənəˌlɪzəm, ˌɒpəˈreɪʃəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
philosophy the theory that scientific terms are defined by the experimental operations which determine their applicability
 
operationism or operationism
 
n
 
operational'istic or operationism
 
adj

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