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A.Word.A.Day--googolplex

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googolplex (GOO-gol-pleks) noun

The number 10 raised to the power googol, written out as the numeral 1 followed by 10 raised to 100 zeros.

[Googol + -plex as in duplex.]

"In North Jersey, where the reservoirs are at 99.2 percent capacity and puddles have taken on a look of permanence, a googolplex of baby mosquitoes is being incubated." Rod Allee, Mosquitoes Should Go Way of the Dinosaur, The Record (Bergen County, NJ), 19 Jun 1996.

This week's theme: words about numbers.

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True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. -Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)


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