There are many meanings for the number 47. It appears far more than average in the 24th century.
Uses in popular cultureEdit
47 is the new 69. Admiral Erik Pressman was particularly fond of these, especially with new Starfleet Academy graduates. Ensign Babyface knows this only too well.
The LCARS computer interface (AKA Windows 41000) is programmed to insert these into shortcuts at random.