Meaning of CARTESIAN in English


I. (ˈ)kär|tēzhən, -ȧ|t- adjective

Usage: usually capitalized

Etymology: New Latin cartesianus, from Cartesius (René Descartes) died 1650 French scientist and philosopher + -anus -an

: of or relating to Descartes, his writings, theories, or methods — see cartesianism

II. noun

( -s )

Usage: usually capitalized

: a follower of Descartes : an adherent of Cartesian philosophy

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