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Definition of Cartesian

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of or pertaining to the teachings of Rene Descartes (French philosopher and mathematician)
follower or advocate of Rene Descartes
Cartesian Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Theological and Philosophical Biography and Dictionary
See Cartesian method
A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms
Having to do with the philosopher Descartes.
Cartesian Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
An adherent of Descartes.
Of or pertaining to the French philosopher Rene Descartes, or his philosophy.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\car*te"sian\ (?), a. [from renatus cartesius, latinized from of rené descartes: cf. f. cartésien.] of or pertaining to the french philosopher rené descartes, or his philosophy. the cartesion argument for reality of matter. w. hamilton.
co?rdinates (geom), distance of a point from lines or planes; -- used in a system of representing geometric quantities, invented by descartes.
devil, a small hollow glass figure, used in connection with a jar of water having an elastic top, to illustrate the effect of the compression or expansion of air in changing the specific gravity of bodies.

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The Devil's Dictionary
Cartesian, (adj.)

Relating to Descartes, a famous philosopher, author of the celebrated dictum, "Cogito ergo sum" -- whereby he was pleased to suppose he demonstrated the reality of human existence. The dictum might be improved, however, thus: "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum" -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am;" as close an approach to certainty as any philosopher has yet made.
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
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WordNet 2.0

1. of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works; "Cartesian linguistics"
(pertainym) Descartes, Rene Descartes
Cartesian Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
the x,y Cartesian coordinate system associated with a raster dataset that is in a real-world coordinate space is defined with respect to a map projection.
Cartesian Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Cartesian means of or relating to the French philosopher René Descartes—from his Latinized name Cartesius. It may refer to:
  • Cartesian anxiety
  • Cartesian circle
  • Cartesian dualism, the philosophy of the distinction between mind and body developed by René Descartes
    • Cartesianism, name given to the philosophy of René Descartes
    • Cartesianists, followers of Cartesianism
  • Cartesian Meditations, a work by Edmund Husserl
  • Cartesian linguistics, a work by Noam Chomsky
  • Cartesian theatre
  • Cartesian diver, a science experiment
  • Cartesian physics

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