Hubble's constant

noun Astronomy.

the ratio of the recessional velocity of galaxies to their distance from the sun, with current measurements of its value ranging from 50 to 100 km/sec per megaparsec.

Origin of Hubble's constant

First recorded in 1950–55; after E. P. Hubble Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for hubble constant

Hubble constant


the rate at which the expansion velocity of the universe depends on distance away. It is currently estimated to lie in the range 60–80 km s –1 megaparsec –1Also called: Hubble parameter

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