Definition of actualist in English:

actualist

noun

  • 1Geology. A person who believes that the geological past can be explained in terms of processes observable in the present; a proponent of actualism. Compare "uniformitarian". Now chiefly historical.

  • 2Chiefly Philosophy. A person who advocates the theory that only what is actual exists; a proponent of actualism.

adjective

  • Philosophy and Geology. Characterized by or advocating actualism.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From actual + -ist, probably after French actualiste.

Pronunciation

actualist

/ˈak(t)ʃʊəlɪst//ˈak(t)ʃ(ʊ)lɪst/