Pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result.
Adj. of → operation.
Fr.: calcul opérationnel
A method of mathematical analysis which in many cases makes it possible to reduce the study of differential operators, pseudo-differential operators and certain types of integral operators, and the solution of equations containing them, to an examination of simpler algebraic problems. It is also known as operational analysis.
In the philosophy of science, the view that → concepts are defined in terms of measuring operations which determine their applicability. Same as operationism.