Definition of Al-Haytham
1. Noun. 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).
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist, Mathematician, Physicist
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Literary usage of Al-Haytham
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Moorish Empire in Europe by Samuel Parsons Scott (1904)
"Then placing al-Haytham in irons he sent him under guard to Africa. Two months sufficed to redress the grievances which had threatened a revolution—to ..."
2. History of the Conquest of Spain by the Arab-Moors: With a Sketch of the by Henry Coppée (1881)
"The misgovernment and injustice of Al Haytham were so flagrant, that they soon ... and, during the investigation, to suspend Al Haytham from the command. ..."
3. The History of Portugal: From the Commencement of the Monarchy to the Reign by Edward McMurdo (1888)
"After a short term of government Othman was substituted by Al-haytham Ibn ... Al-haytham put them under an iron yoke, with the pretext, true or false, ..."
4. Alhacen's Theory of Visual Perception: A Critical Edition, with English by Alhazen, A. Mark Smith (2001)
"342-343), the situation Ibn al-Haytham describes involves two objects moving toward the eye at slightly different speeds, Ibn al-Haytham offering as an ..."
5. The Heart of Asia: A History of Russian Turkestan and the Central Asian by Francis Henry Skrine, Edward Denison Ross (1899)
"... the course of the following year Kays ibn al-Haytham was sent thither as provincial governor. He was superseded in AH 43 (663) by 'Abdullah ibn Khazim. ..."