EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective of or relating to Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy, especially with regard to its emphasis on logical analysis and its mechanistic interpretation of physical nature. noun a follower of Cartesian thought. Origin of Cartesian 1650–60;
New Latin Cartesiānus,
) (Latinization of
-ānus -an Related forms Carte·sian·ism, noun post-Car·te·sian, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cartesian Historical Examples of cartesian
This is the cause of gravity, according to the
This famous Newton, this destroyer of the
Cartesian system, died in March, anno 1727.
It may not be without some application to the modern no less than the original
Though no longer quite the
Cartesian dualism, this is still a dualism.
He was expelled from the order at Nantes, for being a
Cartesian. British Dictionary definitions for cartesian adjective of or relating to the works of René Descartes of, relating to, or used in Descartes' mathematical system Cartesian coordinates of, relating to, or derived from Descartes' philosophy, esp his contentions that personal identity consists in the continued existence of a unique mind and that the mind and body are connected causally See also dualism (def. 2) noun a follower of the teachings and methods of Descartes Derived Forms Cartesianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for cartesian adj.
Cartesius, Latinized form of the name of French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes (1596-1650), + -ian.
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