Definition of Lambda

1. Noun. The 11th letter of the Greek alphabet.

Group relationships: Greek Alphabet
Generic synonyms: Alphabetic Character, Letter, Letter Of The Alphabet

2. Noun. The craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lamboid sutures of the skull.
Generic synonyms: Craniometric Point

Definition of Lambda

1. n. The name of the Greek letter Λ, λ, corresponding with the English letter L, l.

Definition of Lambda

1. Noun. The eleventh letter of the Classical and Modern Greek, the twelfth of the Old Greek. ¹

2. Noun. Unit representation of wavelength. ¹

3. Noun. (computing programming) A lambda expression. ¹

4. Noun. (anatomy) The junction of the lambdoid and sagittal sutures of the cranium ¹

5. Noun. (physics) A lambda baryon ¹

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Definition of Lambda

1. a Greek letter [n -S] : LAMBDOID [adj]

Medical Definition of Lambda

1. 1. The name of the Greek letter lambda, corresponding with the English letter L, l. 2. The point of junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures of the skull. Lambda moth, a moth so called from a mark on its wings, resembling the Greek letter. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lambda

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lambda bacteriophage
lambda baryon
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lambda chain
lambda expression
lambda hyperon
lambda hyperons
lambda particle
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lambda sign

Literary usage of Lambda

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1. Partial Evaluation and Automatic Program Generation by Neil D. Jones, Carsten K. Gomard, Peter Sestoft (1993)
"8.2 Partial evaluation using a two-level lambda calculus As in the previous ... The two-level lambda calculus has two different versions of each of the ..."

2. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1889)
"Find the lambda, mark a point 3 mm. anterior to it, draw a line through this at ... If the lambda cannot be felt, its position may be found by measuring the ..."

3. Outing (1892)
"lambda Chi! They've got Rives and Chestnuts [Harry's nickname] in a hack ! Hurry up ! Hurry up ! For God's sake, hurry !" Several freshmen rushed out into ..."

4. Concrete Abstractions: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Scheme by Max Hailperin, Barbara Kaiser, Karl Knight (1999)
"(lambda (tree rank) (vector-ref tree 5))) (vector-set! tree 5 rank))) Figure 13.22 Basic operators for ranked binary trees Although the procedures in Figure ..."

5. Phi Delta Kappan by Phi Delta Kappa (1912)
"lambda Chapter Takes a Step Forward THE California State Committee of Phi ... lambda Chapter is desirous to cooperate in every way for the furtherance of ..."

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