Noun Actualist Definition and Examples


Noun:

Actualist

Pronunciation:

/ˈak(t)ʃʊəlɪst//ˈak(t)ʃ(ʊ)lɪst/

Definition:
1.

noun

Geology. 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.
    Chiefly 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.
        ((n.) One who deals with or considers actually existing facts and conditions, rather than fancies or theories; -- opposed to idealist.)


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

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