Meaning of CARTESIAN in English

CARTESIAN

[ kα:'ti:zɪən , -ʒ(ə)n ]

■ adjective relating to the French philosopher René Descartes (1596–1650) and his ideas.

■ noun a follower of Descartes.

Derivatives

~ism noun

Origin

C17: from mod. L. ~us , from Cartesius , Latinized form of the name Descartes .

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