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Fourier

[foo r-ee-ey, -ee-er; for 1, 2 also French foo ryey] /ˈfʊər iˌeɪ, -i ər; for 1, 2 also French fu ˈryeɪ/
noun
1.
François Marie Charles
[frahn-swa ma-ree sharl] /frɑ̃ˈswa maˈri ʃarl/ (Show IPA),
1772–1837, French socialist, writer, and reformer.
2.
Jean Baptiste Joseph
[zhahn ba-teest zhaw-zef] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist ʒɔˈzɛf/ (Show IPA),
1768–1830, French mathematician and physicist.
3.
a crater in the third quadrant of the face of the moon: about 36 miles (58 km) in diameter.
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  • Fourier's phalanstery, on the other hand, was to be a central palace with two wings.

    History of American Socialisms John Humphrey Noyes
  • Fourier, we also know, applied the principle of evolution to society.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • Fourier went to see M. le Comte de Cambray this afternoon because he is a poltroon.

    The Bronze Eagle Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • What Fourier's afternoon visit has to do with Mme. d'Agen's journey?

    The Bronze Eagle Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • And here we shall doubtless ultimately avail ourselves of many of the economical and industrial discoveries of Fourier.

    History of American Socialisms John Humphrey Noyes
  • The palingenesis of Leroux or Fourier removes the radical injustice.

  • In our last chapter we incidentally compared the socialistic movements of the Owen and Fourier epochs to religious revivals.

    History of American Socialisms John Humphrey Noyes
  • Fourier's first axiom was: The series distribute the Harmonies.

    My Friends at Brook Farm John Van Der Zee Sears
  • Fourier as confidently believed that civilization will ripen into universal Joint-stockism.

    History of American Socialisms John Humphrey Noyes
  • He translated the works of Fourier and published them at his own cost.

    My Friends at Brook Farm John Van Der Zee Sears
British Dictionary definitions for Fourier

Fourier

/ˈfʊərɪˌeɪ; French furje/
noun
1.
(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.
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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Fourier in Science
Fourier
  (fr'ē-ā', f-ryā')   
French mathematician and physicist who introduced the expansion of periodic functions in the trigonometric series that is now named for him. He also studied the conduction of heat in solid bodies.
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