Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The 11th letter of the Greek alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The name of the Greek letter Λ, λ (equivalent to the Roman L, l).
  • noun In craniology, the junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures at the apex of the latter. See cut under craniometry.
  • noun A British collectors' name for a common Old World noctuid moth, Plusia gamma, occurring in Europe, China, Japan, and India, and also, probably by introduction, in South America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The name of the Greek letter Λ, λ, corresponding with the English letter L, l.
  • noun (Anat.) The point of junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures of the skull.
  • noun (Phys.) A subatomic particle carrying no charge, having a mass equal to 2183 times that of an electron; it decays rapidly, typically forming a nucleon and a pion.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a moth so called from a mark on its wings, resembling the Greek letter lambda (Λ).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The eleventh letter of the Classical and Modern Greek, the twelfth of the Old Greek.
  • noun Unit representation of wavelength.
  • noun computing, programming A lambda expression.
  • noun anatomy The junction of the lambdoid and sagittal sutures of the cranium
  • noun physics A lambda baryon

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lamboid sutures of the skull

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek, of Phoenician origin; see lmd in Semitic roots.]

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from Greek λάμδα

Examples

  • To produce the graph in #43 I used the Excel spreadsheet sspois.xls found here from Hawkins and Olwell of the University of Minnesota and based on their book “Cumulative Sum Charts and Charting for Quality Improvement” with lambda =5.5, lambda+ = 9 and lambda- = 2.

    Pielke Jr on Spinning Science « Climate Audit

  • In this case lambda is 6, lambda+ is 8 and lambda- is 4.

    Pielke Jr on Spinning Science « Climate Audit

  • Therefore 1995 as the pivot year in the cusum chart is not cherry-picked, it emerges from the assumptions used to create the chart: lambda = 6, lambda+ = 8, lambda- = 4 and ARL greater than 400. k+ is then 7 and k- is 5.

    Bill Gray and the Atlantic Meridional Mode « Climate Audit

  • We then create a variable name for the generated code to hold the new lambda expression in, making sure that it will be unique by prefixing it with lambda_ (ugly, I know).

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  • We then create a variable name for the generated code to hold the new lambda expression in, making sure that it will be unique by prefixing it with lambda_ (ugly, I know).

    Latest Articles | BuilderAU.com.au

  • We then create a variable name for the generated code to hold the new lambda expression in, making sure that it will be unique by prefixing it with lambda_ (ugly, I know).

    Latest Articles | BuilderAU.com.au

  • The last parameter is a function object, which I define as a lambda expression.

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  • Now it seems clear to me that lambda is an onion: Alonzo Church himself wouldn't have used it if he had to write out the word lambda each time.

    Arc at 3 Weeks

  • Further it calls the lambda, which eventually calls DisplayIfEven lambda.

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  • So, here we call the lambda, sending it 4 as the first argument (which is assigned to n), and a block (which is converted and assigned to name).

    Bruce Williams

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