**Lambda Expression: **As we know, syntax of Kotlin lambdas is similar to Java Lambdas. A function without name is called anonymous function. For lambda expression we can say that it is anonymous function. A lambda expression is always surrounded by curly braces, argument declarations go inside curly braces and have optional type annotations, the code_body goes after an arrow -> sign. If the inferred return type of the lambda is not Unit, then the last expression inside the lambda body is treated as return value.

**Higher-Order Function: **In Kotlin, a function which can accept a function as parameter or can return a function is called Higher-Order function. Instead of Integer, String or Array as a parameter to function, we will pass anonymous function or lambdas. Frequently, lambdas are passed as parameter in Kotlin functions for the convenience.

class Operators { fun add(a: Int, b: Int) = a + b fun inc(a: Int) = a + 1 } fun calculate(a: Int, b: Int, opr: (Int, Int) -> Int) = opr(a, b) fun calculate(a: Int, opr: (Int) -> Int) = opr(a) val addition = { a: Int, b: Int -> Operators().add(a, b) } fun addition(a: Int, b: Int) = Operators().add(a, b) val increment = { a: Int -> Operators().inc(a) } fun increment(a: Int) = Operators().inc(a) fun main() { println("Output: " + calculate(1, 2) { a, b -> Operators().add(a, b) }) // Lambda as param println("Output: " + calculate(1, 2, Operators()::add)) // Function as param - reference through its object println("Output: " + calculate(1, 2, addition)) // Lambda Expression as param println("Output: " + calculate(1, 2, ::addition)) // Function as param println("") println("Output: " + calculate(1) { a -> Operators().inc(a) }) // Lambda as param println("Output: " + calculate(1) { Operators().inc(it) }) //Lambda as param Since it is the only param so, `it` referenced here println("Output: " + calculate(1, Operators()::inc)) // Function as param - reference through its object println("Output: " + calculate(1, increment)) // Lambda Expression as param println("Output: " + calculate(1, ::increment)) // Function as param }

Output: 3 Output: 3 Output: 3 Output: 3 Output: 2 Output: 2 Output: 2 Output: 2 Output: 2

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