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Cartesian British & World English

Relating to Descartes and his ideas

Cartesian New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

relating to René Descartes

Cartesian product British & World English

The product of two sets: the product of set X and set Y is the set that contains all ordered pairs (x, y) for which x belongs to X and y belongs to Y

Cartesian coordinates British & World English

Numbers which indicate the location of a point relative to a fixed reference point (the origin), being its shortest (perpendicular) distances from two fixed axes (or three planes defined by three fixed axes) which intersect at right angles at the origin

dualism British & World English

A theory or system of thought that regards a domain of reality in terms of two independent principles, especially mind and matter (Cartesian dualism)

Cartesian dualism in dualism British & World English

A theory or system of thought that regards a domain of reality in terms of two independent principles, especially mind and matter (Cartesian dualism)