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From Ancient Greek λάμβδα (lámbda). Doublet of lamed.

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈlæm.də/

lambda (plural lambdas)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabet, the twelfth of the Old Greek alphabet.
  2. (physics, mathematics) Unit representation of wavelength.(Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (physics) The cosmological constant.
  4. (physics) Short for lambda baryon.
  5. (programming) Short for lambda expression.
  6. (programming) Short for lambda function.
  7. (anatomy) The junction of the lambdoid and sagittal sutures of the cranium.
  8. (finance) The percentage change in an option value divided by the percentage change in the underlying asset's price.
  • (measure of derivative price sensitivity): elasticity, omega
  • (measure of derivative price sensitivity): Greeks (includes list of coordinate terms)
  • lambdacism
  • IPA(key): (Central, Balearic) [ˈlam.də]
  • IPA(key): (Valencia) [ˈlam.da]

lambda f (plural lambdes)

  1. lambda; the Greek letter Λ (lowercase λ)

lambda n or f

  1. lambda (Greek letter)

when feminine:

Indeclinable when neuter.

From Ancient Greek λάμβδα (lámbda). Doublet of lamed.

lambda f (plural lambda's, diminutive lambdaatje n)

  1. lambda (letter of the Greek alphabet)
  • lambda on the Dutch Wikipedia.Wikipedia nl

< Ancient Greek λάμβδα (lámbda)

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑmbdɑ/, [ˈlɑ̝mbdɑ̝]
  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑmdɑ/, [ˈlɑ̝mdɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑmbdɑ
  • Syllabification(key): lamb‧da


  1. lambda (Greek letter)

Borrowed from Ancient Greek λάμβδα (lámbda).

  • IPA(key): /lɑ̃b.da/, /lɑ̃mb.da/, /lɑ̃m.da/

lambda m (plural lambda or lambdas)

  1. lambda (Greek letter)
  2. (finance) price elasticity of an option in relation to that of its holder
  3. (ethology) the most ordinary member of a group
  4. a former unit of capacity or volume equivalent to a microliter, whose symbol is λ
  5. (acoustics) a level of intensity equivalent to forty decibels above the threshold for hearing a sound with a frequency of one kilohertz
  6. Silver Y (moth)
    Synonym: noctuelle gamma
  • Traditionally and most commonly, the plural is spelled without an s. However, according to the 1990 spelling reform, the plural should be spelled with an s.

lambda (plural lambdas or lambda)

  1. common, usual
  • “lambda”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

From Ancient Greek λάμβδα (lámbda).

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɒmbdɒ]
  • Hyphenation: lamb‧da
  • Rhymes: -dɒ

lambda (plural lambdák)

  1. lambda (Greek letter)

lambda n (genitive singular lambdas, nominative plural lömbdu)

  1. lambda (Greek letter)

lambda m or f (invariable)

  1. lambda (Greek letter)

lambda m (invariable)

  1. (anatomy) lambda

Borrowed from Ancient Greek λάμβδα (lámbda), from Phoenician 𐤋 (l‬ /⁠lāmed⁠/).

  • IPA(key): /ˈlam.bda/
  • Rhymes: -ambda
  • Syllabification: lam‧bda

lambda f

  1. lambda (Greek letter Λ, λ)
  2. (physics) lambda baryon
  • lambda in Polish dictionaries at PWN

  • Hyphenation: lamb‧da

lambda m (plural lambdas)

  1. lambda (name of the Greek letter Λ, λ)

Borrowed from Greek λάμβδα (lámvda).

lambda m (plural lambda)

  1. lambda
  • IPA(key): /ˈlamda/ [ˈlãm.d̪a]
  • Rhymes: -amda

lambda f (plural lambdas)

  1. lambda; the Greek letter Λ, λ
  • “lambda”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014

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