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Muhammad ibn Mūsā al- Khwārizmī

Overview page. Subjects: Mathematics — Islam.

(about ad 800)

  Mathematician and astronomer of Baghdad, the author of two important Arabic works on arithmetic and algebra. The word ‘algorithm’ is derived from the occurrence of...

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Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Islam.

The custom or practice of having more than one wife at the same time or, in male animals, of mating with more than one female during the same breeding season. See also polygamy. Compare...

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urban planning

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Earth Sciences and Geography.

An attempt to manage the city, often in order to avoid, or alleviate, common urban problems such as inner-city decay, overcrowding, traffic and other forms of congestion; ‘the management of...

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