Definition of developmentalist in US English:

developmentalist

noun

  • 1An adherent of developmentalism; specifically †an evolutionist (now rare).

  • 2An advocate of developmentalism.

adjective

  • 1Of or relating to developmentalism.

  • 2That advocates developmentalism, or (more widely) economic development.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Temple Bar. From developmental + -ist.

Pronunciation

developmentalist

/dɪˌvɛləpˈmɛnt(ə)lɪst/