What Is a Lambda Function?
For the rest of this course, you’ll mostly see the term lambda function. The following terms may be used interchangeably depending on the programming language type and culture:
- Anonymous functions
- Lambda functions
- Lambda expressions
- Lambda abstractions
- Lambda form
- Function literals
Taken literally, an anonymous function is a function without a name. In Python, an anonymous function is created with the
lambda keyword. More loosely, it may or not be assigned a name.
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