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Fourierism

[foo r-ee-uh-riz-uh m] /ˈfʊər i əˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
the social system proposed by François Marie Charles Fourier, under which society was to be organized into phalanxes or associations, each large enough for all industrial and social requirements.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < French fouriérisme. See Fourier, -ism
Related forms
Fourierist, Fourierite
[foo r-ee-uh-rahyt] /ˈfʊər i əˌraɪt/ (Show IPA),
noun
Fourieristic, adjective
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Fourierism

/ˈfʊərɪəˌrɪzəm/
noun
1.
the system of Charles Fourier under which society was to be organized into self-sufficient cooperatives
Derived Forms
Fourierist, Fourierite (ˈfʊərɪəˌraɪt) noun, adjective
Fourieristic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for Fourierism
n.

1841, in reference to ideas of French socialist François-Marie-Charles Fourier (1772-1837), whose plan also was called phalansterianism.

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