from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The number 10 raised to the power googol, written out as the numeral 1 followed by 10100 zeros.
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- n. The number , ten to the power of a googol
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- n. a cardinal number represented as 1 followed by a googol of zeros (ten raised to the power of a googol)
Employees dubbed it the Googleplex, a pun on the mathematical term googolplex, meaning an unthinkably large number.
If you don't know what 'googolplex' is, allow me to explain it to you.
If that's not mindboggling enough, a "googolplex" is a number with a googol number of zeros.
Co-founder Larry Page apparently misspelled the first half of "googolplex" - shorthand for a really big number-and, voila!
I think googolplex is good in Scrabble.
I was once charged a googolplex for a beer.
Sometimes the word “googolplex” was used generically to refer to an insanely large number.
These fluctuations could be happening every quadrillion years, or once every googolplex number of years.
Most of them would be different in size but some, similar to ours, would be far, far, far away, more than a googolplex meters away (or 10 to the power of 10 to the power of 100!).
Here's what's amazing about the Mac as it turns 25, a number that in computer years is just about a googolplex: It can look forward.
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