[in-struh-men-tl-iz-uh m] /ˌɪn strəˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm/ noun, Philosophy. 1. the variety of pragmatism developed by John Dewey, maintaining that the truth of an idea is determined by its success in the active solution of a problem and that the value of ideas is determined by their function in human experience. /ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm/ noun 1. a system […]
[in-struh-men-tl-ist] /ˌɪn strəˈmɛn tl ɪst/ noun 1. a person who plays a musical . 2. an advocate of instrumentalism. adjective 3. of, relating to, or advocating instrumentalism. /ˌɪnstrəˈmɛntəlɪst/ noun 1. a person who plays a musical instrument 2. (philosophy) a person who believes in the doctrines of instrumentalism adjective 3. of or relating to instrumentalism […]
[in-struh-men-tal-i-tee] /ˌɪn strə mɛnˈtæl ɪ ti/ noun, plural instrumentalities for 1, 3. 1. the quality or state of being . 2. the fact or function of serving some purpose. 3. a means or agency.
- Instrumental learning
noun 1. (psychol) a method of training in which the reinforcement is made contingent on the occurrence of the response Compare classical conditioning