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Alternative spellings

Etymology

From operational +‎ -ize.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /ˌɑpəˈreɪʃənəˌlaɪz/

Verb

Infinitive
to operationalize

Third person singular
operationalizes

Simple past
operationalized

Past participle
operationalized

Present participle
operationalizing

to operationalize (third-person singular simple present operationalizes, present participle operationalizing, simple past and past participle operationalized)

  1. (transitive) To make operational.
  2. (transitive, social sciences) To define an abstract concept in such a way that it can be practically measured.
    I don't see how you're going to operationalize "silliness" in the survey you're designing.
    • 1956, Ernest Greenwood, "New Directions in Delinquency Research: A Commentary on a Study by Bernard Lander," Social Service Review, vol. 30, no. 2, p. 152:
      To operationalize a concept is to identify those variables in terms of which the phenomenon represented by the concept can be accurately observed.

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