Cartesian Definition

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1. Cartesian (noun)

a follower of Cartesian thought.


    follower noun
    a person who accepts the leadership of another.

    2. Cartesian (adjective)

    of or relating to Rene Descartes or his works.

    • Cartesian linguistics.
    Nearby Terms

    Cartesian coordinate (noun)
    one of the coordinates in a system of coordinates that locates a point on a plane or in space by its distance from two lines or three planes respectively; the two lines or the intersections of the three planes are the coordinate axes

    Cartesian coordinate system (noun)
    a coordinate system for which the coordinates of a point are its distances from a set perpendicular lines that intersect at the origin of the system

    Cartesian plane (noun)
    a plane in which all points can be described in Cartesian coordinates

    Cartesian product (noun)
    the set of elements common to two or more sets

    Carthage (noun)
    an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 697

    Carthaginian (noun)
    a native or inhabitant of ancient Carthage

    Carthamus (noun)

    Carthamus tinctorius (noun)
    thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil

    carthorse (noun)
    draft horse kept for pulling carts

    Carthusian (noun)
    a member of the Carthusian order

    Carthusian order (noun)
    an austere contemplative Roman Catholic order founded by St. Bruno in 1084

    Cartier (noun)
    French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)

    cartilage (noun)
    tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults

    cartilage bone (noun)
    any bone that develops within cartilage rather than a fibrous tissue

    cartilaginification (noun)
    abnormal formation of cartilage from other tissues; observed in some Asians