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A name for 10 to the power googol.
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The number represented in base-ten by a one with a googol zeroes after it.
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(GOOGLE comPLEX) Google's headquarters in Mountain View, CA. The name has two meanings: firstly, it is the combination of Google and the company's headquarters (the complex), and secondly, it is a takeoff on the mathematical term "googolplex," spelled "g-o-l," not "g-l-e." A googolplex is 10 to the power of googol, written as 10googol. See googol and Google.


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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