American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An infinite series whose terms are constants multiplied by sine and cosine functions and that can, if uniformly convergent, approximate a wide variety of functions.
- n. mathematics a series of cosine and sine functions or complex exponentials resulting from the decomposition of a periodic function
- n. the sum of a series of trigonometric expressions; used in the analysis of periodic functions
- Named after Joseph Fourier, a French mathematician (Wiktionary)
- After Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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