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Jun 20, 2018
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Coined words

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googol

PRONUNCIATION:
(GOO-gol, -guhl)

MEANING:
noun: A number equivalent to 1 followed by 100 zeros (10100).

ETYMOLOGY:
Coined by Milton Sirotta, nine-year-old nephew of the mathematician Edward Kasner. Earliest documented use: 1940.

USAGE:
“So, yes, I have looked at the content of those cuneiform messages written with a stylus onto clay. And I have read a googol blog posts, text messages, and tweets.”
Roy Peter Clark; Let Words Collide; The Writer; Jul 2013.

See more usage examples of googol in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The well-taught philosophic mind / To all compassion gives; / Casts round the world an equal eye, / And feels for all that lives. -Anna Laetitia Barbauld, poet, essayist, and editor (20 Jun 1743-1825)

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