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Noun: Descartes  dey'kaa(r)t or 'dey,kaa(r)t
  1. 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)
    - Rene Descartes

Type of: mathematician, philosopher

Encyclopedia: Descartes, Indre-et-Loire