# googol

## English

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### Etymology

Coined by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta in 1920, nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, who had asked Milton to think of a name for the 100th power of ten. The word was first published in the book Mathematics and the Imagination (1940).

### Numeral

googol (plural googols)

1. The number ${\displaystyle 10^{100}}$, or ten to the power of a hundred. Equivalent to ten duotrigintillion (short scale), or ten sedecilliard (long scale). [from 1920.]
• 1940, Edward Kasner; James [Roy] Newman, “New Names for Old”, in Mathematics and the Imagination, New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, →OCLC, page 23:
Words of wisdom are spoken by children at least as often as by scientists. The name "googol" was invented by a child (Dr. Kasner's nine-year-old nephew) who was asked to think up a name for a very big number, namely, 1 with a hundred zeros after it. He was very certain that this number was not infinite, and therefore equally certain that it had to have a name. [] A googolplex is much bigger than a googol, much bigger than a googol times a googol. A googol times a googol would be 1 with 200 zeros, whereas a googolplex is one with a googol of zeros. You will get some idea of the size of this very large but finite number from the fact that there would not be enough room to write it, if you went to the farthest star, touring all the nebulae and putting down zeros every inch of the way.
• 1979, Steven Pinker, “Formal models of language learning”, in 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, chapter IX, in Cosmos:
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.

## Finnish

### Etymology

From English googol.

### Pronunciation

• IPA(key): /ˈɡoːɡol/, [ˈɡo̞ːɡo̞l]
• Rhymes: -oːɡol
• Syllabification(key): goo‧gol

### Numeral

googol

1. googol

#### Declension

Inflection of googol (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative googol
genitive googolin
partitive googolia
illative googoliin
singular plural
nominative googol
accusative nom. googol
gen. googolin
genitive googolin
partitive googolia
inessive googolissa
elative googolista
illative googoliin
ablative googolilta
allative googolille
essive googolina
translative googoliksi
instructive
abessive googolitta
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of googol (type risti)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative googolini
accusative nom. googolini
gen. googolini
genitive googolini
partitive googoliani
inessive googolissani
elative googolistani
illative googoliini
ablative googoliltani
allative googolilleni
essive googolinani
translative googolikseni
instructive
abessive googolittani
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative googolisi
accusative nom. googolisi
gen. googolisi
genitive googolisi
partitive googoliasi
inessive googolissasi
elative googolistasi
illative googoliisi
ablative googoliltasi
allative googolillesi
essive googolinasi
translative googoliksesi
instructive
abessive googolittasi
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative googolimme
accusative nom. googolimme
gen. googolimme
genitive googolimme
partitive googoliamme
inessive googolissamme
elative googolistamme
illative googoliimme
ablative googoliltamme
allative googolillemme
essive googolinamme
translative googoliksemme
instructive
abessive googolittamme
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative googolinne
accusative nom. googolinne
gen. googolinne
genitive googolinne
partitive googolianne
inessive googolissanne
elative googolistanne
illative googoliinne
ablative googoliltanne
allative googolillenne
essive googolinanne
translative googoliksenne
instructive
abessive googolittanne
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative googolinsa
accusative nom. googolinsa
gen. googolinsa
genitive googolinsa
partitive googoliaan
googoliansa
inessive googolissaan
googolissansa
elative googolistaan
googolistansa
illative googoliinsa
googolillansa
ablative googoliltaan
googoliltansa
allative googolilleen
googolillensa
essive googolinaan
googolinansa
translative googolikseen
googoliksensa
instructive
abessive googolittaan
googolittansa
comitative

## Malay

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 10100 <  1099 10101  > Cardinal : googol

### Etymology

Borrowed from English googol.

googol

1. googol

## Portuguese

### Numeral

googol m (plural googols)

1. googol (1 followed by 100 zeros)