Cartesian

adjective

Car·​te·​sian kär-ˈtē-zhən How to pronounce Cartesian (audio)
: of or relating to René Descartes or his philosophy
Cartesian noun
Cartesianism noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin cartesianus, from Cartesius Descartes

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cartesian was in 1656

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“Cartesian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cartesian. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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