**Cartesian** — means of or relating to the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes mdash; from his name mdash; Rene Des Cartes .See:*Cartesian dualism * Cartesian Meditations , a work by Edmund Husserl * Cartesian linguistics , a work by Noam… … Wikipedia

**Cartesian** — Car*te sian, a. [From Renatus Cartesius, Latinized from of Ren[ e] Descartes: cf. F. cart[ e]sien.] Of or pertaining to the French philosopher Ren[ e] Descartes, or his philosophy. [1913 Webster] The Cartesion argument for reality of matter. Sir… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Cartesian** — Car*te sian, n. An adherent of Descartes. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Cartesian** — 1650s, from Cartesius, Latinized form of the name of French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes (1596 1650) … Etymology dictionary

**Cartesian** — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the French philosopher René Descartes (1596 1650) and his ideas. ► NOUN ▪ a follower of Descartes. DERIVATIVES Cartesianism noun. ORIGIN from Cartesius, Latinized form of Descartes … English terms dictionary

**Cartesian** — [kär tē′zhən] adj. [after Cartesius, L form of DESCARTES RenéRenéRenéRenéRenéRené] of Descartes or his philosophical or mathematical ideas n. a follower of Descartes ideas or methods Cartesianism n … English World dictionary

**Cartesian** — adjective Etymology: New Latin cartesianus, from Cartesius Descartes Date: 1656 of or relating to René Descartes or his philosophy • Cartesian noun • Cartesianism noun … New Collegiate Dictionary

**Cartesian** — 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. n. 2. a follower… … Universalium

**Cartesian** — Car•te•sian [[t]kɑrˈti ʒən[/t]] adj. 1) pho pertaining to Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy 2) pho a follower of Cartesian thought • Etymology: 1650–60; < NL Carte′sian•ism, n … From formal English to slang

**Cartesian** — 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… … Useful english dictionary

**Cartesian product** — Cartesian square redirects here. For Cartesian squares in category theory, see Cartesian square (category theory). In mathematics, a Cartesian product (or product set) is a construction to build a new set out of a number of given sets. Each… … Wikipedia