(in Quebec) a person belonging to a long-established family of French descent
- Pure lambda-calculus
Lambda-calculus with no constants, only functions expressed as lambda abstractions. (1994-10-27)
noun, Buddhism. 1. a paradise believed by the followers of a Mahayana sect (Pure Land sect) to be ruled over by a Buddha (Amida) whose hope it is to bring all beings into it.
- Pure land sects
plural noun 1. Mahayana Buddhist sects venerating the Buddha as the compassionate saviour
noun, Genetics. 1. a uniform strain of organisms that is relatively pure genetically because of continued inbreeding and artificial selection. noun 1. a breed or strain of animals or plants in which certain characters appear in successive generations as a result of inbreeding or self-fertilization