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lambda calculus

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  • n. Any of a family of functionally complete algebraic systems in which lambda expressions are evaluated according to a fixed set of rules to produce values, which may themselves be lambda expressions.

Etymologies

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Coined by Alonzo Church after the use of the Greek letter lambda (λ) as the basic abstraction operator in the calculus.

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  • Is this like "the calculus that dare not say its name"?

    November 7, 2008

  • The forbidden math.

    November 7, 2008