googol

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

googol (plural googols)

  1. (cardinal) The number 10100, written as 1 followed by 100 zeros.
    • 1979, Steven Pinker, "Formal models of language learning", Language, Cognition, and Human Nature:
      For example, in considering all the finite state grammars that use seven terminal symbols and seven auxiliary symbols (states), [...] he must test over a googol (10^100) candidates.
    • 1980, Carl Sagan, Cosmos, chapter IX
      If the universe were packed solid with neutrons, say, so there was no empty space anywhere, there would still only be about 10128 particles in it, quite a bit more than a googol but trivially small compared to a googolplex.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


Malay[edit]

Malay cardinal numbers
 <  1099 10100 10101  > 
    Cardinal : googol

Etymology[edit]

From English googol.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

googol

  1. (cardinal) googol

Synonyms[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Numeral[edit]

googol m (plural googols)

  1. googol (1 followed by 100 zeros)