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car·te·sian

(kar-tē'zhŭn),
Relating to Cartesius, latinized form of Descartes.

Cartesian

Relating to the philosophy, methods or coordinates of (Des)cartes, who proposed the notion of a mind-body dualism (‘ghost in the machine’) which has haunted medical thought ever since, but which is now beginning to be rejected by many of those with enough interest to consider the matter. (Rene Descartes, 1596–1650, French mathematician and philosopher)

Descartes,

René, French philosopher, mathematician, physiologist, 1596-1650.
cartesian - relating to Cartesius, latinized form of Descartes.
Descartes law - for two given media, the sine of the angle of incidence bears a constant relation to the sine of the angle of refraction. Synonym(s): law of refraction
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According to the previous proposition and the parallelism with cartesian closedness [1], we shall introduce the following:
Highlighting her conclusions in the previous chapters, she claims with some justification that W's 'embodied and embedded account of subjectivity' is not 'a simple reversal or negation of the Cartesian take on the nature of man' (147).
We prove in this section the following formulas for the exact multipole expansion in Cartesian coordinates of the most general source of charges and currents (which satisfy the continuity equation):
Roughly, Tennant means that [phi] is Cartesian if and only if [therefore][PHI][right arrow][logical not][([PHI] & K[phi]) [??] [perpendicular to]].
The number of unknown parameters could be reduced by choosing the Cartesian system [O.sub.0][X.sub.0][Y.sub.0][Z.sub.0] in a Denavit- Hartenberg manner.
designed its new camoLINE Cartesian motion system to resolve that problem.
The Cartesian Feedback Loop (CFBL), first developed in the 1980s (1,2), is now well established as an option for highly efficient linear transmitters using modulation such as [pi]/4-DQPSK, 8PSK and QAM.
Using Eglash's Virtual Bead Loom program, you can experiment with the Cartesian coordinate system to make your own beautiful works of art.
For these choices, at the heart of the advances and compromises that made the light-green society, Bess credits the very humanized nature of France's landscape, a Latin culture more familiar with an urban and rural heritage than any myth of primeval forest, and a Cartesian tradition of detached reasoning.
Instead, we are offered a Cartesian formula whereby the concepts and moral choices of an individual patient are mistaken for reality and deemed to justify, and even mandate, compliance on the part of the caregiver.
Holliston, MA 7/27/05--Harvard Bioscience has announced that it plans to divest its Capital Equipment business, which includes its Genomic Solutions, GeneMachines, Cartesian Dispensing Systems, MAIA Scientific and Union Biometric brands, and is currently is engaging an investment bank to assist in the process.