# lambda calculus

### noun

logic computing a formalized description of functions and the way in which they combine, developed by Alonzo Church and used in the theory of certain high-level programming languages

## Nearby words

lambada, lambaréné, lambast, lambaste, lambda, lambda calculus, lambda particle, lambda point, lambda-b baryon, lambda-b particle, lambda-c baryon

## Word Origin for lambda calculus

C20: from the use of the symbol lambda (λ) to represent the mathematical functions

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