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lambda calculus | |

—n | |

logic, computing a formalized description of functions and the way in which they combine, developed by Alonzo Church and used in the theory of certain high-level programming languages | |

[C20: from the use of the symbol lambda (λ) to represent the mathematical functions] |

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