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Of or relating to the philosophy or methods of Descartes.

[French cartésien (from René Descartes) and New Latin Cartesiānus (from Cartesius, Latin form of Descartes).]

Car·te′sian·ism n.


(kɑːˈtiːzɪən; -ʒjən)
1. (Philosophy) of or relating to the works of René Descartes
2. (Mathematics) of, relating to, or used in Descartes' mathematical system: Cartesian coordinates.
3. (Philosophy) 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 dualism2
(Philosophy) a follower of the teachings and methods of Descartes
Carˈtesianˌism n


(kɑrˈti ʒən)

1. pertaining to Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy.
2. a follower of Cartesian thought.
[1650–60; < New Latin]
Carte′sian•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cartesian - a follower of Cartesian thought
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
Adj.1.Cartesian - of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works; "Cartesian linguistics"


A. ADJcartesiano
B. Ncartesiano/a m/f


adjkartesianisch, kartesisch
nKartesianer(in) m(f)


[kɑːˈtiːzɪən] (Philosophy)
1. adjcartesiano/a
2. nseguace m/f di Cartesio
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