Operationalism meaning

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The view that all theoretical terms in science must be defined only by their procedures or operations.
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(philos.) The doctrine that no concept or term used in a purportedly factual statement has valid meaning unless it can be defined in terms of repeatable, empirical operations, experimental procedures, etc.
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(sciences) A philosophy that attempts to define all scientific concepts in terms of specified operations or procedures of observation and measurement.
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