[op-uh-rey-shuh-nl-iz-uh m or op-uh-rey-shuh-niz-uh m]
- the doctrine that the meaning of a scientific term, concept, or proposition consists of the operation or operations performed in defining or demonstrating it.
Origin of operationalism
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- philosophy the theory that scientific terms are defined by the experimental operations which determine their applicability