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Fourier

, Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph 1768-1830.
French mathematician and physicist who formulated a method for analyzing periodic functions and studied the conduction of heat.
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Fourier

(ˈfʊərɪˌeɪ; French furje)
n
1. (Biography) (François Marie) Charles (ʃarl). 1772–1837, French social reformer: propounded a system of cooperatives known as Fourierism, esp in his work Le Nouveau monde industriel (1829–30)
2. (Biography) Jean Baptiste Joseph (ʒɑ̃ batist ʒozɛf). 1768–1830, French mathematician, Egyptologist, and administrator, noted particularly for his research on the theory of heat and the method of analysis named after him
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Fou•rier

(ˈfʊər iˌeɪ, -i ər)

n.
1. François Marie Charles, 1772–1837, French socialist and reformer.
2. Jean Baptiste Joseph, 1768–1830, French mathematician and physicist.
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Noun1.Fourier - French mathematician who developed Fourier analysis and studied the conduction of heat (1768-1830)Fourier - French mathematician who developed Fourier analysis and studied the conduction of heat (1768-1830)
2.Fourier - French sociologist and reformer who hoped to achieve universal harmony by reorganizing society (1772-1837)Fourier - French sociologist and reformer who hoped to achieve universal harmony by reorganizing society (1772-1837)
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