goo·​gol·​plex ˈgü-ˌgȯl-ˌpleks How to pronounce googolplex (audio)
: the figure 10 to the power of googol equal to {latex}10^{googol}{/latex} or {latex}10^{10^{100}}{/latex}

Examples of googolplex in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is also a googolplex, a number that can only be theoretically written, which is one raised to the power of googol. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 19 Oct. 2022 Perusing this book will leave readers with awe, enough fun facts for many cocktail parties, and a deep appreciation for mathematicians like Padilla who can explain how understanding a googolplex leads us to the existence of doppelgängers. Amy Brady, Scientific American, 16 June 2022 A googolplex is written as a 1 followed by a googol zeros. WIRED, 16 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of googolplex was in 1937

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“Googolplex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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