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[kahr-tee-zhuh n] /kɑrˈti ʒən/

of or relating to , his mathematical methods, or his philosophy, especially with regard to its emphasis on logical analysis and its mechanistic interpretation of physical nature.
a follower of Cartesian thought.
/kɑːˈtiːzɪən; -ʒjən/
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 (sense 2)
a follower of the teachings and methods of Descartes

1650s, from Cartesius, Latinized form of the name of French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes (1596-1650), + -ian.


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