# Dictionary Definition

Cartesian adj : of or relating to Rene Descartes
or his works; "Cartesian linguistics"

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Adjective

- 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.
- In the context of "mathematics|cartography": Of, or pertaining to, co-ordinates based on mutually orthogonal axes.

#### Derived terms

#### Translations

of or pertaining to Descartes

- Dutch: cartesisch
- Finnish: karteesinen

of or pertaining to coordinates based on
orthogonal axes

- Dutch: cartesisch
- Finnish: karteesinen

# Extensive Definition

Cartesian means of or relating to the French
philosopher and mathematician René
Descartes. See:

- A reference to René
Descartes - from his name - Rene Des-Cartes
- Cartesian dualism
- Cartesian Meditations, a work by Edmund Husserl
- Cartesian linguistics, a work by Noam Chomsky

- Cartesian theater
- the Cartesian diver experiment

In mathematics, the following meanings are
found:

- Cartesian coordinate system, modern rectangular coordinate system
- Cartesian diagram, a construction in category theory
- Cartesian geometry, now more commonly called Analytic geometry
- Cartesian morphism, formalisation of pull-back operation in category theory
- Cartesian product, a direct product of two sets

In other regards:

- Cartesian Limited is a British revenue assurance company ]
- [http://www.CartesianInc.com Cartesian Products, Inc. is a US technology company.

Cartesian in Danish: Kartesiansk

Cartesian in German: kartesisch

Cartesian in French: Cartésien

Cartesian in Finnish:
Kartesiolaisuus