Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The number 10 raised to the power googol, written out as the numeral 1 followed by 10100 zeros.

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  • noun cardinal The number , ten to the power of a googol

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  • noun a cardinal number represented as 1 followed by a googol of zeros (ten raised to the power of a googol)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[googol + -plex (as in duplex).]

Examples

  • Employees dubbed it the Googleplex, a pun on the mathematical term googolplex, meaning an unthinkably large number.

    In the Plex

  • Employees dubbed it the Googleplex, a pun on the mathematical term googolplex, meaning an unthinkably large number.

    In the Plex

  • If you don't know what 'googolplex' is, allow me to explain it to you.

    Recent Activity

  • If you don't know what 'googolplex' is, allow me to explain it to you.

    Recent Activity

  • If you don't know what 'googolplex' is, allow me to explain it to you.

    Recent Activity

  • If that's not mindboggling enough, a "googolplex" is a number with a googol number of zeros.

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  • Co-founder Larry Page apparently misspelled the first half of "googolplex" - shorthand for a really big number-and, voila!

    The New Yorker

  • Co-founder Larry Page apparently misspelled the first half of "googolplex" - shorthand for a really big number-and, voila!

    The New Yorker

  • I think googolplex is good in Scrabble.

    Settling The Word Score: No Proper Nouns In Scrabble

  • I was once charged a googolplex for a beer.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2009

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  • 10googol

    October 8, 2007

  • You see, Googol is a number with one hundred zero's (you know, a million has 6 zero's a hundred has 2... well this one has 100). But Googolplex is a number with GOOGOL zero's. Also, if you tried to write googolplex down (the number, not the word), - even if each digit was the size of an ATOM - then it wouldn't fit inside the UNIVERSE. Impressive, eh?

    February 23, 2008

  • Great googolplexplanation, TSB.

    February 24, 2008

  • Why thank you, gangerh. And great pun!

    February 24, 2008

  • Actually, mathematically speaking, you can view this number as tiny. Now Skewes number, that's freaking huge.

    February 26, 2008

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