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lambda

[lam-duh] /ˈlæm də/
noun
1.
the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ).
2.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin
< Greek (m)bda < Semitic; see lamed
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British Dictionary definitions for λ

lambda

/ˈlæmdə/
noun
1.
the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ), a consonant transliterated as l
Word Origin
C14: from Greek, from Semitic; related to lamed
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Word Origin and History for λ

lambda

n.

Greek letter name, from a Semitic source akin to Hebrew lamedh.

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λ in Medicine

λ

  1. The Greek letter lambda.. Entries beginning with this character are alphabetized under lambda.

  2. The symbol for decay constant.

  3. The symbol for Ostwald's solubility coefficient.

  4. The symbol for wavelength.

lambda lamb·da (lām'də)
n.


  1. Symbol λ The 11th letter of the Greek alphabet.

  2. The craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures.

adj.
Of, relating to, or characterizing a polypeptide chain that is one of two types of light chains present in immunoglobins.
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