Drake equation

Main Entry:  Drake equation
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in astronomy, an equation for estimating the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in the galaxy with which we might come in contact; also called Green Bank equation
Etymology:  for Dr. Frank Drake, US astrophysicist
Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: drake
Next Definition: drake feet
Words Near: drake equation
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for drake equation
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing drake equation
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;