googol


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goo·gol

 (go͞o′gôl′, -gəl)
n.
The number 10 raised to the power 100 (10100), written out as the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros.

[Coined at the age of nine by Milton Sirotta, nephew of Edward Kasner (1878-1955), American mathematician.]

googol

(ˈɡuːɡɒl; -ɡəl)
n
(Mathematics) the number represented as one followed by 100 zeros (10100)
[C20: coined by E. Kasner (1878–1955), American mathematician]

goo•gol

(ˈgu gəl)

n.
a number that is equal to 1 followed by 100 zeros, expressed as 10100.
[1935–40; introduced by U.S. mathematician Edward Kasner (1878–1955), whose nine-year-old nephew allegedly invented it]

goo·gol

(go͞o′gôl′, go͞o′gəl)
The number 10 raised to the 100th power, written as 10100 or as 1 followed by 100 zeros.

googol

- Coined when mathematician Edward Kasner asked his nephew to create a word for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.
See also related terms for zero.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.googol - a cardinal number represented as 1 followed by 100 zeros (ten raised to the power of a hundred)
cardinal number, cardinal - the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
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