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Cartesian means of or relating to the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes—from his name—Rene Des-Cartes. It may refer to:

In mathematics:


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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Pronunciation

(UK) IPA: /kɑː(ɹ)ˈtiːz.i.ən/, SAMPA: /kA:(r)"ti:z.i.@n/

Adjective

Cartesian (not comparable)

Positive
Cartesian

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not comparable

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none (absolute)

  1. Of, or pertaining to, Descartes, his mathematical methods, or his philosophy, especially with regard to its emphasis on logical analysis and its mechanistic interpretation of physical nature.
  2. (mathematics, cartography) Of, or pertaining to, co-ordinates based on mutually orthogonal axes.

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