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lambda

(λ)
1. The 11th letter of the Greek alphabet, used in stellar nomenclature usually to designate the 11th-brightest star in a constellation or sometimes to indicate a star's position in a group.
2. Symbol for wavelength or longitude.

lambda

[′lam·də]
(mechanics)
A unit of volume equal to 10-6 liter or 10-9 cubic meter.

lambda

Greek letter adopted as symbol by gay liberation movement. [Am. Pop. Cult.: Misc.]

LAMBDA

A version of typed lambda-calculus, used to describe semantic domains.

["Outline of a Mathematical Theory of Computation", D.S. Scott, TM PRG-2, PRG, Oxford U, 1971].

lambda

The Greek letter "L," which is used as a symbol for "wavelength." A lambda is a particular frequency of light, and the term is widely used in optical networking. Sending "multiple lambdas" down a fiber is the same as sending "multiple frequencies" or "multiple colors." See WDM and wavelength.


Lambda
The symbol above the word "wavelength" in this diagram is the Greek Lambda.
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Their variant of the CPS translation (here written *) takes the computational lambda calculus [Lambda.sub.c] (the source) into the traditional call-by-name lambda calculus [Lambda.sub.n] (the target).
If this seems like an undue amount of hardship for what amounts to a social club, Michael, who first discovered Delta Lambda Phi while trying to buck up a deeply depressed friend who'd just been kicked out of his fraternity for being gay, doesn't care.
Lambda immediately had to decide if they wanted to directly challenge the Supreme Court's ruling in the 1986 Bowers case--a ruling that infuriated gay rights supporters, "In the Hardwick case, the court ruled 5 to 4 that gay people could be shut out of the right to privacy, because the court said there is no connection between gays on the one hand and family, parenting, and marriage on the other," says Evan Wolfson, the openly gay director of Freedom to Marry, a New York City--based group working for full gay marriage rights.
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Nevertheless, the state's judicial inquiry commission dismissed complaints flied against Moore by Lambda and by Democratic state representative Alvin Holmes.