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al-Haytham

Definition of the noun al-haytham

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noun

  1. 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)

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Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

al-Haytham. see Alhazan. Icelus . see Phobetor. J.D. Blom...

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843)

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- ...

Google previewThe biographical dictionary of the Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge-- (1843)

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- ...

Google previewOphthalmic Dictionary and Vocabulary Builder (2011)

by Harold A Stein, Raymond M Stein, Melvin I Freeman

Abu Al-Hasab ibn Al-Haytham, also known as Alhasan, proposed in the tenth century that images flowed from the eye to the brain. The electrical nature of nerve transmission, as we now understand it, was discovered by Galvani in 1792 with ...

Google previewThe 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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