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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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by Jan Dirk Blom
al-Haytham. see Alhazan. Icelus . see Phobetor. J.D. Blom...
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 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 ...
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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