Lambda



[lam-duh] /ˈlæm də/

noun
1.
the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ).
2.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
/ˈlæmdə/
noun
1.
the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ), a consonant transliterated as l
n.

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

lambda lamb·da (lām’də)
n.

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

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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