Cartesian

adjective
Car·​te·​sian | \ kär-ˈtē-zhən How to pronounce Cartesian (audio) \

Definition of Cartesian

: of or relating to René Descartes or his philosophy

Other Words from Cartesian

Cartesian noun
Cartesianism \ kär-​ˈtē-​zhə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Cartesianism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of Cartesian

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cartesian

New Latin cartesianus, from Cartesius Descartes

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“Cartesian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cartesian. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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