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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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1 then increase n to 1 x [10.sup.5], 1 x [10.sup.10], 1 x [10.sup.50], and finally to 1 X [10.sup.100] (a googol) which corresponds to 1.057e + 90 years.
Why did the googol become more acceptable than using the more common derivational process by choosing a number with Greek roots?
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Indeed: Google has gone from being an extremely large number (spelled googol) to a proper noun or verb that's typically attached to the term "it."
The duo chose the name Google as a play on the word "googol," which represents the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.
The name Google, on the other hand--a misspelling of googol, a number equal to [10.sup.100]--is a highly calculated (if ultimately also somewhat arbitrary in its misspelling) reflection of a particular technological and political project.
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(defining "googol" as a 1 with 100 zeroes, or 10 to the 100th
Their new company was famously started out of a garage in California in 1997 and named after a misspelling of googol, the number one followed by one hundred zeros.
The original googol term was actually coined by a nine-year-old boy in 1938 and then popularized by his uncle, mathematician Milton Sirotta, in his 1940 book Mathematics and the Imagination.