[foo r-ee-uh-riz-uh m] /ˈfʊər i əˌrɪz əm/
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.
the system of Charles Fourier under which society was to be organized into self-sufficient cooperatives
1841, in reference to ideas of French socialist François-Marie-Charles Fourier (1772-1837), whose plan also was called phalansterianism.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a mapping of a function, as a signal, that is defined in one domain, as space or time, into another domain, as wavelength or frequency, where the function is represented in terms of sines and cosines. noun 1. an integral transform, used in many branches of science, of the form F(x) = […]
[fawr-in-hand, fohr-] /ˈfɔr ɪnˌhænd, ˈfoʊr-/ noun 1. a long necktie to be tied in a slipknot with the ends left hanging. 2. a vehicle drawn by four horses and driven by one person. 3. a team of four horses. adjective 4. of or relating to a four-in-hand. noun 1. Also called tally-ho. a road vehicle […]
[fawr-leyn, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌleɪn, ˈfoʊr-/ adjective 1. (of a highway) having two lanes for traffic in each direction: a four-lane thruway. noun 2. Also, four-laner [fawr-ley-ner, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈleɪ nər, ˈfoʊr-/ (Show IPA). a four-lane highway.
[fawr-leg-id, -legd, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈlɛg ɪd, -ˈlɛgd, ˈfoʊr-/ adjective 1. having four legs. 2. Nautical. (of a schooner) having four masts.