# Cartesian

**"Cartesian**" means of or relating to the French philosopher and mathematicianRené Descartes — from his name — Rene "Des-Cartes".See:

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Cartesian dualism

*"Cartesian Meditations ", a work byEdmund Husserl

*"Cartesian linguistics ", a work byNoam Chomsky

*Cartesian theater

*theCartesian diver experiment

*Cartesian physics In

**mathematics**, the following meanings are found:*

Cartesian coordinate system , modern rectangularcoordinate system

*Cartesian diagram , a construction incategory theory

*Cartesian geometry, now more commonly calledAnalytic geometry

*Cartesian morphism, formalisation of "pull-back" operation incategory theory

*Cartesian product , a direct product of two setsIn other regards:

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* [*http://www.CartesianInc.com Cartesian Products, Inc.*] is a US technology company.

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**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**— adjective /kɑː(ɹ)ˈtiːz.i.ən/ a) Of, or pertaining to, , his mathematical methods, or his philosophy, especially with regard to its emphasis on logical analysis and its mechanistic interpretation of physical … Wiktionary