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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 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 previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

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

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Islam (2009)

by Ludwig W. Adamec

Al-Haytham was invited to Cairo by the HAYTHAM, IBN AL- • 121.

Google previewThe Penguin Dictionary of Islam (2008)

by Azim Nanji

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press/Hakluyt Society, 1971 Ibn al-Haytham, Abu Abd Allah Jafar Ibn Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn al- Aswad.

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Questions to sociobiology (1998)

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 ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2004)

by John L. Esposito

Ibn al-Haytham, Abu Ali al-Hasan (d. 1039) Also ...

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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