Talk:tredecillion

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tredecillion[edit]

--Connel MacKenzie 01:00, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

AHD (for reference only). [1], [2]. Usage in conversation here: You get points by randomly calling out "I just did something cool! I get ##### points!" but are not allowed to use exponents or equations, so knowing terms like 'Tredecillion' really helps you out. [... K]illing a young girl by taking her virginity via Superball to the vagina gets you 100 times as many points as that, coming in at 10^42, 10 000 times as much as 10^38. This is also known as 'Tredecillion' points, the ultimate score. The word is also used in the timeline article, although there are appearently no interesting events scheduled for one tredecillion years from now. Beobach972 01:06, 25 December 2006 (UTC)
For reference, it is defined in the 1994 CE 'Words of Mathematics: An Etymological Dictionary of Mathematical Terms Used in English'.
    • 1946 CE, United States Department of Commerce, The United States Department of Commerce: How it serves you on land and sea and in the air, U. S. Government Printing Office (1946)
      657 quattuordecillion, 262 tredecillion; which is to say the figures 3,657,262 followed by 42 ciphers. Operators of the key punch machines transfer a code symbol from the Census [...].
    • 1994 CE, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, The Arithmetic Teacher, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1994)
      The answer is read as: 13 sexdecillion, 253 quindecillion, 796 quattuordecillion, 742 tredecillion, [...].
-- Beobach972 18:36, 2 January 2007 (UTC)