Meaning of Cartesian

Car•te•sian

Pronunciation: (kär-tē'zhun), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy, esp. with regard to its emphasis on logical analysis and its mechanistic interpretation of physical nature.
—n.
  1. a follower of Cartesian thought.
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