[ lam-duh ]
/ ˈlæm də /


the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ).
the consonant sound represented by this letter.

Origin of lambda

< Greek lá(m)bda < Semitic; see lamed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for lambda

/ (ˈlæmdə) /


the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ), a consonant transliterated as l

Word Origin for lambda

C14: from Greek, from Semitic; related to lamed
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Medical definitions for lambda

[ lămdə ]


The 11th letter of the Greek alphabet.
The craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures.


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