googol googol

Definition(s):

  • (n) a cardinal number represented as 1 followed by 100 zeros (ten raised to the power of a hundred)

Usage(s):

  1. By not writing the googol out, you give your readers the idea that the value of the ordinary pengo approaches the size of the googol.
  2. Let Reader Sweet mend his mathematics: a googol is not equal to 10.
  3. A googol is the number which may be expressed by 10 100.

News

  • Spake Your Money-Maker: How Tech Companies Turned Gibberish into a Brand Identity

    If the goal of a name is economy — meaning a single word that speaks volumes — then no name in the world is more effective than "Google." A misspelling of the mathematical term "googol," it nonetheless has similar connotations. A googol is a 1 with 100 zeros after it, or ten duotrigin...
    on October 9, 2013     Source: SF Weekly

Quotes

  1. In an earlier post, Brin explained the reasoning behind his naming of the blog: "While Google is a play on googol, 'too' is a play on the much smaller number - two. It also means 'in addition', as this blog reflects my life outside of work".
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: Brin Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "It turned out [google.com] was available, and [googol.com] was not," says Page.
    on Jul 6, 2007 By: Larry Page Source: BusinessWeek

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