Associations to the word «Descartes»

Wiktionary

DESCARTES, proper noun. A French philosopher and mathematician, who lived from 1596 to 1650.
DESCARTES LAW, noun. (optics) Snell's law

Dictionary definition

DESCARTES, noun. French philosopher and mathematician; developed dualistic theory of mind and matter; introduced the use of coordinates to locate a point in two or three dimensions (1596-1650).

Wise words

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