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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.

(2001-03-29)

 


Nearby terms: GOOD Good Thing Google googol googolplex gopher Gopher client
 

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