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The upper-case letter Λ is used as a symbol for:
- The lambda particles in particle physics.
- The wavelength of a wave in physics.
- The Lambda phage virus in biology.
- The definition of anonymous functions in lambda calculus and, by extension, some programming languages.
- The language Unlambda is made up completely of lambdas, but they cannot be stored, hence the un-.
- Gay pride (explanations for this usage vary).