Definition of Cartesian

1. Noun. A follower of Cartesian thought.

Generic synonyms: Follower



2. Adjective. Of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works. "Cartesian linguistics"
Partainyms: Descartes
Derivative terms: Descartes

Definition of Cartesian

1. a. Of or pertaining to the French philosopher René Descartes, or his philosophy.

2. n. An adherent of Descartes.

Definition of Cartesian

1. Adjective. Of, or pertaining to, Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy, especially with regard to its emphasis on logical analysis and its mechanistic interpretation of physical nature. ¹

2. Adjective. (context mathematics cartography) Of, or pertaining to, co-ordinates based on mutually orthogonal axes. ¹

3. Adjective. (alternative spelling of Cartesian) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Cartesian

1. Relating to Cartesius, Latinised form of Descartes. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Cartesian

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1. A Treatise on Conic Sections: Containing an Account of Some of the Most by George Salmon (1904)
"If the equation (Cartesian or trilinear) of any line be \x + fty + vz = 0, then evidently, if \, /it, v be known, the position of the line is known; ..."

2. Problems of Science by Federigo Enriques (1914)
"According to the strictly Cartesian tendency we seek to reduce the intensive ... The type of the Cartesian representation is an exclusively optical model, ..."

3. Robot Manipulators: Mathematics, Programming, and Control : the Computer by Richard P. Paul (1981)
"This is a form of motion which is natural to Cartesian coordinates with the ... The extension of Cartesian motion to include motion in cylindrical, ..."

4. Geometry of Riemannian Spaces by Élie ( Cartan (1983)
"Chapter II CURVILINEAR COORDINATES IN EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY I. THE SPATIAL LINE ELEMENT IN Cartesian COORDINATES. 27. We have seen that the square of the ..."

5. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"If p is the parameter, and d the corresponding diameter, the properties of the curves are the equivalent of the Cartesian equations, referred to the ..."

6. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: Containing the Theory by Benjamin Williamson (1899)
"fiP is constant, we get the following theorem, which is also due to M. Quetelet:— A Cartesian oval is the envelope of a circle, whose centre moves on the ..."

7. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: Containing the Theory by Benjamin Williamson (1899)
"Again, since the ratio of F,R to RP is constant, we get the following theorem, which is also due to M. Quetelet:— A Cartesian oval is the envelope of a ..."

8. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The University of Leyden, in its turn, was divided on the subject of the teaching of the Cartesian philosophy. The great opponent of Descartes in this city ..."

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