Definition of conventionalist in US English:

conventionalist

noun

  • See conventional

    • ‘A conventionalist claims that scientific laws or principles are not empirical descriptions of reality but arbitrary conventions or stipulations.’
    • ‘The conventionalist's response to this will have to be that the conventions of language characterize only this literal meaning which speakers can then play around with in the ways Davidson describes.’
    • ‘What, indeed, do the conventionalists themselves understand in speaking of the world as containing identifiable ‘objects’ at all?’
    • ‘He in turn, should have kept away from the conventionalist normally.’
    • ‘People before our fact-obsessed centuries were fully at ease with the made-up fiction, and so I see myself as a traditionalist rather than a conventionalist I suppose.’

Pronunciation

conventionalist

/kənˈven(t)SH(ə)n(ə)ləst//kənˈvɛn(t)ʃ(ə)n(ə)ləst/