[fawr-chan-l, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌtʃæn l, ˈfoʊr-/
[foo r-shey] /fʊərˈʃeɪ/ adjective, Heraldry. 1. forked or divided into two at the extremity or in extremities: a lion’s tail fourché; a cross fourché.
[foo r-shet] /fʊərˈʃɛt/ noun 1. Anatomy. the fold of skin that forms the posterior margin of the vulva. 2. Ornithology. furcula; wishbone. 3. Zoology. the frog of an animal’s foot. 4. a strip of leather or fabric joining the front and back sections of a glove finger. 5. Chiefly Bridge. a tenace. /fʊəˈʃɛt/ noun 1. […]
[fawr-kuhl-er, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌkʌl ər, ˈfoʊr-/ adjective, Printing. 1. noting or pertaining to a process for reproducing colored illustrations in a close approximation to their original hues by photographing the artwork successively through magenta, cyan, and yellow color-absorbing filters to produce four plates that are printed successively with yellow, red, blue, and black inks.
- Four-color problem
[fawr-kuhl-er, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈkʌl ər, ˈfoʊr-/ noun, Mathematics. 1. the problem, solved in 1976, of proving the theorem that any geographic map can be colored using only four colors so that no connected countries with a common boundary are colored the same color.