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Car·te·sian /kɑrˈtiʒən/

(a.)笛卡爾的,笛卡爾哲學的笛卡爾信徒

Car·te·sian a. Of or pertaining to the French philosopher René Descartes, or his philosophy.

*The Cartesion argument for reality of matter.* --*Sir W. Hamilton.*

**Cartesian coordinates** 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 *r´* are the distances of the point from the two foci and *m*, *m´* and *c* are constant; -- used by Descartes.

Car·te·sian, n. An adherent of Descartes.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

Cartesian

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

linguistics"