[op-uh-rey-shuh-nl-iz-uh m] /ˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm/

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.
(philosophy) the theory that scientific terms are defined by the experimental operations which determine their applicability


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