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Meaning of operationalism

op•er•a•tion•al•ism

Pronunciation: (op"u-rā'shu-nl-iz"um), [key]
— n. Philos.
  1. the doctrine that the meaning of a scientific term, concept, or proposition consists of the operation or operations performed in defining or demonstrating it.
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