|Fourier (ˈfʊərɪˌeɪ, French furje)|
|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|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|Fourier (fr'ē-ā', f-ryā') Pronunciation Key
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.