# Translations:Dictionary:Fourier analysis/1/en

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(foor’ ēā,) The analytical representation of a waveform as a weighted sum of sinusoidal functions. Determining the amplitude and phase of cosine (or sine) waves of different frequencies into which a waveform can be decomposed. Fourier analysis can be thought of as a subset of the *Fourier transform* (q.v.). See Figure F-18. Opposite of Fourier synthesis. Named for Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768–1830), French mathematician.