Meaning of CARTESIAN in English


adj. & n.

--adj. of or relating to R. Descartes, 17th-c. French philosopher and mathematician.

--n. a follower of Descartes.

Phrases and idioms:

Cartesian coordinates a system for locating a point by reference to its distance from two or three axes intersecting at right angles.


Cartesianism n.

Etymology: mod.L Cartesianus f. Cartesius, name of Descartes

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.