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Noun: Fourier  'fû-ree,ey
  1. French mathematician who developed Fourier analysis and studied the conduction of heat (1768-1830)
    - Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
  2. French sociologist and reformer who hoped to achieve universal harmony by reorganizing society (1772-1837)
    - Charles Fourier, François Marie Charles Fourier

Type of: mathematician, physicist, sociologist

Encyclopedia: Fourier, François Charles Marie