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λ Greek Small Letter Lamda

lambda

U+03BB

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Technical information

Name Greek Small Letter Lamda
Unicode number
U+03BB
HTML-code
λ
CSS-code
\03BB
Entity
Block Greek and Coptic
Uppercase Λ
Unicode version: 1.1 (1993)

Symbol meaning

Lambda — the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (also used in Coptic). In the Ionian number system matched, it meant 30. It originated from the Phoenician letter Lamd. Numerous letters originated from the lamd itself, such as L or Л.

A lowercase lambda is widely used in scientific notation. Lambda denotes the wavelength, the decay constant, the specific heat of melting, the charge density, and many other variables. λ-probe — a sensor of residual oxygen in exhaust gases. λ-phage is the name of one of the bacteriophages.

Greek Small Letter Lamda was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993.

Text is also available in the following languages: Русский;

Properties

Age 1.1
Block Greek and Coptic
Bidi Paired Bracket Type None
Composition Exclusion No
Case Folding 03BB
Simple Case Folding 03BB

Encoding

Encoding hex dec (bytes) dec binary
UTF-8 CE BB 206 187 52923 11001110 10111011
UTF-16BE 03 BB 3 187 955 00000011 10111011
UTF-16LE BB 03 187 3 47875 10111011 00000011
UTF-32BE 00 00 03 BB 0 0 3 187 955 00000000 00000000 00000011 10111011
UTF-32LE BB 03 00 00 187 3 0 0 3137536000 10111011 00000011 00000000 00000000
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