Actually it is a googolplex. (1 followed by a googol of zeros.)
A googol is 10 ^100.
Neither of them are useful numbers as even the googol exceeds the number of quarks in the observable Universe.
How many zeroes follow the 1 for that "gazillion" again? Is it bigger than a googleplex?
P.S. Do they spell zeroes without the second 'e' in Oz?
P.P.S. And of course, before anyone else joins in, I deliberately used a scintillion. There's no such number.
Yes. I believe zeros is normal usage in Australia. My browser and Word spell checker accept both.
...and one poster claims that both are used and accepted in UK.
Another claims that "zeroes" is not the plural usage but a tense of the verb "to zero" as in "zeroes in on a target". Anyone know the what that tense would be called?
It is often said that there is no noun in English that can't be verbed
Any English noun can be verbed, but some are more resistant than others
But it is a French word, being both the first-person plural imperfect indicative and first-person plural present subjunctive of scintiller.
No problem It gives me something to read whilst lying on top of scintillion grains of sand under a heat source a few million plus miles away - or perhaps that should be googolplex of mm. I’m not however lying under a Brazilian of any kind
I didn’t say when I would be reading the thread!! But as it happens I depart Saturday and I’m frantically trying to clear my desk -clients have suddenly cottoned on I’m not around for a week or so and some things must be in and tested before I go....