Cartesian

Definition of Cartesian

Car`te´sian
a.1.Of or pertaining to the French philosopher René Descartes, or his philosophy.
The Cartesion argument for reality of matter.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
Cartesian coördinates
(Geom) distance of a point from lines or planes; - used in a system of representing geometric quantities, invented by Descartes.
Cartesian devil
a small hollow glass figure, used in connection with a jar of water having an elastic top, to illustrate the effect of the compression or expansion of air in changing the specific gravity of bodies.
Cartesion oval
(Geom.) a curve such that, for any point of the curve mr + m´r´ = c, where r and are the distances of the point from the two foci and m, and c are constant; - used by Descartes.
n.1.An adherent of Descartes.

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Descartes, Rene Descartes
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