Definition of ontologist in English:

ontologist

noun

  • See ontology

    • ‘‘Ontology’ is a grandiose name for a part of metaphysics: an ontologist attempts to determine what sort of things really exist, what are the fundamental entities of which the world consists.’
    • ‘Many ‘ontologists’ are truly re-inventing the wheel - an already-developed thesaurus for their subject matter may be hiding in the stacks of their local university library.’
    • ‘Such steps have often been taken both by ontologists and apologists for movies.’
    • ‘In response, the ontologist observes that the medium may still have a nature, even if there are no stylistic mandates that follow from it.’
    • ‘We boast of our outlaw status as outsiders or marginals, as guerilla ontologists; why then, do we continually beg for authenticity and validation (either as ‘reward’ or as ‘punishment’) from authority?’