Googol meaning

go͝ogôl, -gəl
Any very large number.
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The number 10 raised to the power 100 (10100 ), written out as the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros.
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The number 1 followed by 100 zeros; 10100
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The number 10 raised to the 100th power (10100 ), written out as 1 followed by 100 zeros.
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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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Origin of googol

  • Coined at the age of nine by Milton Sirotta, nephew of Edward Kasner (1878–1955), American mathematician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Made up in 1938 by the nine year old Milton Sirrota, the nephew of mathematician Edward Kasner who had asked Milton for the hypothetical number of 10 to the 100th.

    From Wiktionary