lambda

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lambda the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lamboid sutures of the skull
    • n lambda the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lambda (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.
    • Lambda The name of the Greek letter Λ, λ, corresponding with the English letter L, l.
    • Lambda (Anat) The point of junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures of the skull.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lambda The name of the Greek letter Λ, λ (equivalent to the Roman L, l).
    • n lambda In craniology, the junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures at the apex of the latter. See cut under craniometry.
    • n lambda 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lambda lam′da the Greek letter corresponding to Roman l
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. la`mbda
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—Heb. lamedh.

Usage

In literature:

The second lambda is inserted in order to avoid the ill-omened sound of destruction.
"Cratylus" by Plato
We might get a chance to Lambda Chi him a little.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish
Call this level {lambda}.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
Is it still ethical to kick Freshmen on the night of Omega Lambda Chi?
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Stars: lambda, 86. tau, 86.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
Pions and muons, plus and minus; the lambda and the antilambda.
"A Feast of Demons" by William Morrison
The stars he has recently investigated are Lambda Tauri, and Pi Five Orionis.
"Astronomy" by David Todd
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In news:

Hayley Gorenberg is the deputy legal director of Lambda Legal, a civil rights group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
TDK-Lambda has launched a new line 1,600 W front-end power supplies for use in distributed, hot-pluggable, and redundant power systems.
Op-ed: The Lambda Literary Awards Are a Shambles .
TDK-Lambda Americas, a group company of TDK Corporation, introduces the 65-watt MWS65 series of open-frame, medical/ITE AC-DC power supplies.
During the October meeting of the Lambda Theta Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Julie Callis and Sue Hunter were honored for 25 years of membership in the sorority.
Lambda Theta Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority would like to thank all those who attended the annual Breakfast With Santa and made this year another success.
The Lambda Theta Chapter of Delta Theta Tau held its last meeting for the year 2009.
The lawsuit was filed last month by Delta Lambda Phi in federal court in Eugene, Ore.
0Michigan Tech's Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is holding their annual food drive for Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly.
The lawsuit was filed by Delta Lambda Phi in federal court in Eugene.
TDK Corporation announces that the new TDK-Lambda HFE2500 series are now available.
Students for Suicide Awareness and the Lambda Beta chapter of Sigma Chi are hosting the first annual Seeds of Hope 5K Community Walk for National Survivors of Suicide Day on Saturday, Nov 20 at 9 a.m.
Delta Lambda Phi Sues Gay-Oriented Group for Infringement.
Ashley and Ryan met on Feb 17, 2005, during a Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity party at UAB.
The lawsuit was filed by Delta Lambda Phi in federal court in Eugene, Ore.
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In science:

On the other hand, the lambda transition had been thought to be caused by BEC, which was confirmed by neutron scattering experiments .
Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of dilute Bose gas in a random potential
A lambda term M is called affine (or a BCK-term) iff each variable occurs in M at most once.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
Note that since segments are fully expanded, the number of lambdas and arguments must match.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
We represent lambda terms as graphs, and we consider computations along these paths, as in .
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
The OD radical differs from OH in two significant ways, for our present purposes: first, its lambda-doubling constant is somewhat smaller .
Ultracold Collisions of Fermionic OD Radicals
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