the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet
the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lamboid sutures of the skull
(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. MW10
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. la`mbda.]
The eleventh letter of the Classical and Modern Greek, the twelfth of the Old Greek.
Unit representation of wavelength.
A lambda expression.
The junction of the lambdoid and sagittal sutures of the cranium
A lambda baryon
Origin: from Greek λάμδα
the name of the Greek letter /, /, corresponding with the English letter L, l
the point of junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures of the skull
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. la`mbda.]
Lambda is the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals lambda has a value of 30. Lambda is related to the Phoenician letter Lamed . Letters in other alphabets that stemmed from lambda include the Latin L and the Cyrillic letter El. The ancient grammarians and dramatists give evidence to the pronunciation as in Classical Greek times. In Modern Greek the name of the letter, Λάμδα, is pronounced; the spoken letter itself has the sound of as with Latinate "L". In early Greek alphabets, the shape and orientation of lambda varied. Most variants consisted of two straight strokes, one longer than the other, connected at their ends. The angle might be in the upper left, lower left, or top. Other variants had a vertical line with a horizontal or sloped stroke running to the right. With the general adoption of the Ionic alphabet, Greek settled on an angle at the top; the Romans, borrowing from Western alphabets, put the angle at the lower left. The HTML 4 character entity references for the Greek capital and small letter lambda are "Λ" and "λ" respectively. The Unicode number for lambda is 03BB.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lam′da, n. the Greek letter corresponding to Roman l.—n. Lamb′dacism, a too frequent use of words containing l: a defective pronunciation of r, making it like l.—adjs. Lamb′doid, -al, shaped like the Greek capital Λ—applied in anatomy to the suture between the occipital and the two parietal bones of the skull. [Gr.,—Heb. lamedh.]
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The numerical value of lambda in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of lambda in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- lambdaCatalan, Valencian
- λάμδα, λάμβδαGreek
- lambda, labdaDutch
- лямбда, ламбдаRussian
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