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googol

[′gü‚gȯl]
(mathematics)
A name for 10 to the power 100.

googol

(mathematics)
The number represented in base-ten by a one with a hundred zeroes after it.

According to Webster's Dictionary, the name was coined in 1938 by Milton Sirotta, the nine-year-old nephew of American mathematician, Edward Kasner.

See also googolplex.

googol

An extremely large number. The term was coined by Milton Sirotta, a young nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner (1878-1955), who said a googol was 1 followed by 100 zeros (10100). Since a googol is so large that it encompasses everything in the universe and then some, it just means a "gargantuan amount." An even larger amount is a googolplex. See Googleplex and Google.
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