of Descartes or his philosophical or mathematical ideas
Origin of Cartesianafter Cartesius, Classical Latin form of Descartes
a follower of Descartes' ideas or methods
Of or relating to the philosophy or methods of Descartes.
Origin of CartesianFrench cartésien (from René Descartes) and New Latin Cartesi&amacron;nus (from Cartesius, Latin form of Descartes).
- Alternative spelling of Cartesian.