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 for lambda
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]
  
     3. (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
        [PJC]
  
     Lambda moth (Zool.), a moth so called from a mark on its
        wings, resembling the Greek letter lambda ([Lambda]).
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lambda
      n 1: the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet
      2: the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and
         lamboid sutures of the skull

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  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].
  

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