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Cartesian

1. of or relating to the works of René Descartes (1596--1650), the French philosopher and mathematician
2. of, relating to, or used in Descartes' mathematical system
3. of, relating to, or derived from Descartes' philosophy, esp his contentions that personal identity consists in the continued existence of a unique mind and that the mind and body are connected causally
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Today's servo-driven 5-axis Cartesian robots have the advantage of top-entry speed for shorter cycle times as well as the flexibility inside and outside the mold of an articulated-arm robot.
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).
Cartesian Pictures is owned by Reginald Carter, who formerly produced broadcast advertising and handled publicity at Patio Enclosures, Inc.
The number of unknown parameters could be reduced by choosing the Cartesian system [O.
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.
The Cartesian view of the mind, I shall argue, mistakenly elevates reason, or conscious thought, at the expense of perception and simple acts of bodily movement.
The AGS1000 series Cartesian gantry system uses brushless servomotors with customizable Z and q for increased flexibility.
Version PRO-8 in-line soldering station features a 60W diode laser (10,000 hours of useful life), four-axis cartesian robot with Adept controls, vision guidance, air knife and fume extraction on soldering lens, and optional micro camera interfaced into a high-resolution panel.
Almost two decades after Barbara Kruger's UNTITLED (I SHOP THEREFORE I AM), 1987, channeled Descartes's cogito into an iconic indictment of unrestrained American consumerism, Walead Beshty has put a different Cartesian spin on a critique of contemporary capitalist society.
There is plenty in football that can't be explained, but Gay tries, through the Pythagorean theorems, a Cartesian grid and the deep love and respect of a sport that can always teach us something new.
One of the most fundamentally assumed dogmas in science is the presence, or even the omnipresence, of Cartesian coordinates.