search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
a combining form meaning “bristle”; used in the formation of compound words:
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence; the attempt to detect signals, esp radiowaves or light, from an intelligent extraterrestrial source
SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) [(set-ee)]
A program devoted to the search for signals from other parts of the galaxy that would indicate the presence of advanced technological civilizations. Over the years, it has sometimes been funded by NASA, sometimes by private organizations.
Note: SETI involves scanning radio waves for signals, but it has found none to date.
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
adjective 1. having setae or bristles. adjective 1. (biology) bearing bristles
adjective 1. bristle-shaped; setaceous. adjective 1. (biology) shaped like a seta
adjective 1. having setae or bristles.
adjective 1. made separately and placed within another unit.