lambda

[ lam-duh ]
/ ˈlæm də /

noun

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

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Origin of lambda

<Greek (m)bda<Semitic; see lamed
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British Dictionary definitions for lambda

lambda
/ (ˈlæmdə) /

noun

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 (1 of 2)

lambda
[ lămdə ]

n.

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

adj.

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

Medical definitions for lambda (2 of 2)

λ

The Greek letter lambda. Entries beginning with this character are alphabetized under lambda.
The symbol fordecay constant
The symbol forOstwald's solubility coefficient
The symbol forwavelength
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