Meaning of CARTESIAN in English
— Cartesianism , n.
/kahr tee"zheuhn/ , adj.
1. of or pertaining to Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy, esp. with regard to its emphasis on logical analysis and its mechanistic interpretation of physical nature.
2. a follower of Cartesian thought.
[ 1650-60; Cartesianus, equiv. to Cartesi ( us ) (Latinization of DESCARTES) + -anus -AN ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012