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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • n. a series of cosine and sine functions or complex exponentials resulting from the decomposition of a periodic function

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sum of a series of trigonometric expressions; used in the analysis of periodic functions

Etymologies

After Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Joseph Fourier, a French mathematician (Wiktionary)

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