Definition of Cartesian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kɑːˈtiːziən//
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːrˈtiːziən//
; BrE BrE//kɑːˈtiːʒən//
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːrˈtiːʒən//
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connected with the French philosopher Descartes and his ideas about philosophy and mathematics Word Originmid 17th cent.: from modern Latin Cartesianus, from Cartesius, Latinized form of the name of Descartes.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Cartesian