lambda
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew lāmedh lamed Date: 15th century 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

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  • Lambda — (uppercase Λ, lowercase λ; el. Λάμβδα or el. Λάμδα, Lamda) is the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 30. It was derived from the Phoenician letter Lamed the name of the letter, Λάμδα, is… …   Wikipedia

  • lambda — [ lɑ̃bda ] n. m. et adj. inv. • av. 1550; mot gr. 1 ♦ Lettre de l alphabet grec (Λ, λ) correspondant au l latin. En forme de lambda ( LAMBDOÏDE adj. , 1534 ). (à cause de la forme de la courbe) Phys. Point lambda : température extrêmement basse… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lambda — Lamb da, n. [NL., fr. Gr. la mbda.] 1. The name of the Greek letter [Lambda], [lambda], corresponding with the English letter L, l. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) The point of junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures of the skull. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lambda — [lam′də] n. [Gr < Sem, as in Heb lāmedh, LAMED] 1. the eleventh letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ) 2. Particle Physics an uncharged hyperon with a mass of c. 1,115.68 MeV/c, which is c. 2,183 times the mass of an electron: it decays very… …   English World dictionary

  • lambda — punto craneométrico en la unión de las suturas interparietal y parietooccipitale que en conjunto forman la sutura lamboidea Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. lambda …   Diccionario médico

  • lambda — LÁMBDA s. m. literă a alfabetului grecesc, corespunzătoare literei l. (< fr., gr. lambda) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Lambda — (gr.), das griechische L; daher Lambdakismus, 1) Fehler in der Aussprache, wenn man ein j nach dem L hören läßt; 2) wenn das L statt des R ausgesprochen wird; 3) wenn das L zu oft im Anlaut wiederholt wird, z.B. luna lucebat luce alba …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lambda — Lambda, griech. Buchstabe (Λ, λ), entsprechend dem »L«. Daher Lambdazismus (auch Lallation genannt), die fehlerhafte Aussprache des r, wobei an Stelle dieses Buchstabens ein l gehört wird …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lambda — Lambda, das griech. L (Δ, λ); Lambdazismus, fehlerhafte Aussprache des L (wie R) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • lambda — notation …   Philosophy dictionary

  • lambda — Greek letter name, from a Semitic source akin to Heb. lamedh …   Etymology dictionary

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