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Definition of the noun al-haytham
What does al-haytham mean as a name of something?
- an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonyms of al-Haytham: Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham / Alhacen / Alhazen / Ibn al-Haytham
- instance of: astronomer / stargazer / uranologist = a physicist who studies astronomy; mathematician = a person skilled in mathematics; physicist = a scientist trained in physics
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AL-HAYTHAM IBN 'OBEYD, Al- kenani, that is, of the tribe of Kenanah, governor of Mohammedan Spain under the khalifs, succeeded Hodeyfah Ibn Al-ahwass Al- kaysi, in A. D. 729. According to lbn Bashkuwal, cited by Al-makkari, Al-hay- ...
by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long
AL-HAYTHAM IBN 'OBEYD, Al- kenani, that is, of the tribe of Kenanah, governor of Mohammedan Spain under the khalifs, succeeded Hodeyfah Ibn Al-ahwass Al- kaysi, in A. D. 729. According to Ibn Bashkuwal, cited by Al-makkari, Al-hay- ...
by Jan Dirk Blom
al-Haytham. see Alhazan. Icelus . see Phobetor. J.D. Blom...
by Ludwig W. Adamec
Al-Haytham was invited to Cairo by the HAYTHAM, IBN AL- • 121.
by Azim Nanji
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press/Hakluyt Society, 1971 Ibn al-Haytham, Abu Abd Allah Jafar Ibn Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn al- Aswad.
by Edward Craig
As Ibn al-Haytham wrote, 'it is natural to everyone to regard scientists favourably — God, however, has not preserved the scientist from error and has not safeguarded science from ...
by John L. Esposito
Ibn al-Haytham, Abu Ali al-Hasan (d. 1039) Also ...
The Encyclopaedia of Islam (1954)
by Sir H. A. R. Gibb
The massive ball into which, according to Ibn al-Haytham, the moon is inserted, and which carries it along as it moves, is called falak al-djauzahar . The eclipse of the moon is caused, as was early recognised, by a dark body coming between ...
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