lambda

[lam-duh]
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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lambda (ˈlæmdə)
 
n
the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ), a consonant transliterated as l
 
[C14: from Greek, from Semitic; related to lamed]

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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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LAMBDA definition


A version of typed lambda-calculus, used to describe semantic domains.
["Outline of a Mathematical Theory of Computation", D.S. Scott, TM PRG-2, PRG, Oxford U, 1971].

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Example sentences
Whatever the mysterious lambda is, it must do its work only across great distances, on a cosmic scale.
Lambda, also known as the cosmological constant, has come in handy of late.
And then the lambda decays into a negative pion and a proton.
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