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Table of Contents

(1)  What's the largest / highest number in the English language?  Click here to find out.
(2)  For the Names of all numbers (in English),
click here.
(3)  For Possible Origin of the word "Google",
click here.
(4)  For Other Cool Facts about Numbers,
click here.

 

How high can you count?


What's the largest / highest named number in the English Language?

Is a googol the largest named number (aside from infinity)?

NO!

How about a googolplex?

NO!
(I was wrong in the past;  googolplex is NOT the highest named number.)

NOW, do you know what the highest/largest number in the English language,

not counting zillion, infinity ?

For answer click here or continue scrolling down


Now, Impress others with your knowledge of English Numbers...

Scientific Notation # of zeros

American English number

# of zeros

British English number

1 x 103 3 one thousand 3 one thousand
1 x 106 6 one million 6 one million
1 x 109 9 one billion 9 one milliard
1 x 1012 12 one trillion 12 one billion
1 x 1015 15 one quadrillion - -
1 x 1018 18 one quintillion 18 one trillion
1 x 1021 21 one sextillion - -
1 x 1024 24 one septillion 24 one quadrillion
1 x 1027 27 one octillion - -
1 x 1030 30 one nonillion 30 one quintillion
1 x 1033 33 one decillion - -
1 x 1036 36 one undecillion 36 one sextillion
1 x 1039 39 one duodecillion - -
1 x 1042 42 one tredecillion 42 one septillion
1 x 1045 45 one quattuordecillion - -
1 x 1048 48 one quindecillion 48 one octillion
1 x 1051 51 one sexdecillion - -
1 x 1054 54 one septendecillion 54 one nonillion
1 x 1057 57 one octodecillion - -
1 x 1060 60 one novemdecillion 60 one decillion
1 x 1063 63 one vigintillion - -
1 x 1066 66 - 66 one undecillion
1 x 1072 72 - 72 one duodecillion
1 x 1078 78 - 78 one tredecillion
1 x 1084 84 - 84 one quattuordecillion
1 x 1090 90 - 90 one quindecillion
1 x 1096 96 - 96 one sexdecillion
1 x 10100 100 a googol 100 ?
1 x 10googol 101 a googolplex 101 ?
1 x 10102 102 - 102 one septendecillion
1 x 10108 108 - 108 one octodecillion
1 x 10114 114 - 114 one novemdecillion
1 x 10120 120 - 120 one vigintillion
1 x 10303 303 one centillion 303 -
1 x 10600 600 - 600 one centillion
? ? a zillion ? An uncountable, yet finite number (example:  There are a zillion stars.)
? ? Infinity ? A theoretical number that is without end; (synonym: forever)

 


 

Answer:

The highest number (or largest number) in the English language,

 not counting zillion, or infinity, is...

one centillion.

Whether you go with the American counting system or the British counting system, one centillion is still the highest named number in the English language.  But be aware that the American centillion has 303 zeros, while the British centillion has 600 zeros.

[Source]

 


What does "Google" mean?

Possible origin of the word "Google":

It is this author's opinion that the people who coined the word "Google" created a hybrid of two existing words:

1.  Goggle

2.  Googol

Hence, in this author's opinion, Google means:  to goggle a googol websites

(Leon, 2007)


Other Cool Stuff about Numbers

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(1)  Numerology
Numerology is not the study of numbers, as one might think.  It is a science all right, but it is a science based upon a very, very old superstition.  The superstition may be as old as the modern human race, but that's not verifiable.  No one knows exactly how old numerology is.  We do know that it came from Mesopotamia, and that the Chaldeans were known far and wide for their use of astrology and numerology for information and prognostication.  Personally, I find it fascinating.  I think that perhaps the divine order of the cosmos may very well be based upon the science or superstition of numerology.

Is it a science or a superstition?  You decide.  Click here to learn more about numerology.

(2)  2022
The year 2022 is also a number.  In numerology, all numbers must be reduced to a single digit, by adding up the digits.  Like this:  2022 = 2 + 0 + 2 + 2 = 6.
6 is interpreted as the number of creation, because God created the world in six days.  It is also the number of procreation.  In numerology, a number can have a bad meaning and a good meaning, depending upon the situation.  The number itself is neutral, but its application in real life can be good or bad.  Take the number six, for instance.  One could create a beautiful thing, or an ugly thing.  One could take the act of procreation, which was meant to be a beautiful thing, and turn it into something very, very ugly (and you know what I mean).
Furthermore, one must understand that more often than not, creation is very nearly preceded by destruction.  One could destroy something beautiful to create something ugly.  One could destroy something ugly to create something beautiful.  One could destroy something beautiful to create something else beautiful; And, one could destroy something ugly to create another ugly thing.  I believe that we are in for a heck-of-a lot of destruction and creation in the year 2022.  For instance, I believe that it is the year that cash will be destroyed and a cashless society created.  I believe that many natural disasters will destroy things, but out of the destruction will come creation of new things--not good nor bad--just will be.  For more about what to expect in the next couple of years, please see my end-of-the-world page.

(3)  Astrology and Numbers.
The year 2022, which is also a number, is associated with a Zodiacal sign, and an element.  The sign for 2022 is the tiger; the element is water.  I believe that we are in for some major water damage in 2022, due to the sign of the water tiger.  For more about Chinese Astrology, please see my Festivals of the Far East page.

(4)  Greek, Latin and Numbers.
In science, medicine, computers and in electronics, we use Greek words to mean certain numbers.  Sometimes Latin is used, but mostly Greek.  Here is a list of Greek and Latin words and their numerical equivalents...

Greek Word or
Latin Word
Number in Standard Form  Number in Word Form Number in Scientific Notation
pico 1/1,000,000,000,000 one trillionth 1 x 10-12
nano 1/1,000,000,000 one billionth 1 x 10-9
micro 1/1,000,000 one millionth 1 x 10-6
milli 1/1000 one thousandth 1 x 10-3
centi 1/100 one hundredth 1 x 10-2
deci 1/10 one tenth 1 x 10-1
mono 1 one 1 x 100
di 2 two 2 x 100
tri 3 three 3 x 100
tetra 4 four 4 x 100
penta 5 five 5 x 100
hexa 6 six 6 x 100
hepta 7 seven 7 x 100
octa 8 eight 8 x 100
nona 9 nine 9 x 100
deka 10 ten 1 x 101
- 100 hundred 1 x 102
kilo 1000 thousand 1 x 103
mega 1,000,000 million 1 x 106
giga 1,000,000,000 billion 1 x 109
tera 1,000,000,000,000 trillion 1 x 1012

...to be continued...

 

 

 


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