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

 

Cartesian

 adjective
adjective
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 Origin mid 17th cent.: from modern Latin Cartesianus, from Cartesius, Latinized form of the name of Descartes.
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