[ruh-ney;; French ruh-ney] /rəˈneɪ;; French rəˈneɪ/ (Show IPA), 1596–1650, French philosopher and mathematician.
René (rəne). 1596–1650, French philosopher and mathematician. He provided a mechanistic basis for the philosophical theory of dualism and is regarded as the founder of modern philosophy. He also founded analytical geometry and contributed greatly to the science of optics. His works include Discours de la méthode (1637), Meditationes de Prima Philosophia (1641), and Principia Philosophiae (1644)
French mathematician and philosopher who discovered that the position of a point can be determined by coordinates, a discovery that laid the foundation for analytic geometry.
noun 1. a female given name, French form of Renata.
noun 1. a person who deserts a party or cause for another. 2. an apostate from a religious faith. adjective 3. of or like a renegade; traitorous. noun 1. a person who deserts his or her cause or faith for another; apostate; traitor (as modifier): a renegade priest 2. any outlaw or rebel
noun, plural renegados. 1. a renegade. noun (pl) -dos 1. an archaic word for renegade
verb (used with object), negated, negating. 1. to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of: an investigation tending to negate any supernatural influences. 2. to nullify or cause to be ineffective: Progress on the study has been negated by the lack of funds. verb (used without object), negated, negating. 3. to be negative; bring or […]