lambda

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lamb·da

noun \ˈlam-də\

Definition of LAMBDA

1
:  the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet table
2
:  an uncharged unstable elementary particle that has a mass 2183 times that of an electron and that decays typically into a nucleon and a pion

Origin of LAMBDA

Middle English, from Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew lāmedh lamed
First Known Use: 15th century

lamb·da

noun \ˈlam-də\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LAMBDA

1
: the point of junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures of the skull

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