 
NUMB3R5
of the English Language
2007~present, by Leon's Planet
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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 10^{3} 
3 
one thousand 
3 
one thousand 
1 x 10^{6} 
6 
one million 
6 
one million 
1 x 10^{9} 
9 
one billion 
9 
one milliard 
1 x 10^{12} 
12 
one trillion 
12 
one billion 
1 x 10^{15} 
15 
one quadrillion 
 
 
1 x 10^{18} 
18 
one quintillion 
18 
one trillion 
1 x 10^{21} 
21 
one sextillion 
 
 
1 x 10^{24} 
24 
one septillion 
24 
one quadrillion 
1 x 10^{27} 
27 
one octillion 
 
 
1 x 10^{30} 
30 
one nonillion 
30 
one quintillion 
1 x 10^{33} 
33 
one decillion 
 
 
1 x 10^{36} 
36 
one undecillion 
36 
one sextillion 
1 x 10^{39} 
39 
one duodecillion 
 
 
1 x 10^{42} 
42 
one tredecillion 
42 
one septillion 
1 x 10^{45} 
45 
one quattuordecillion 
 
 
1 x 10^{48} 
48 
one quindecillion 
48 
one octillion 
1 x 10^{51} 
51 
one sexdecillion 
 
 
1 x 10^{54} 
54 
one septendecillion 
54 
one nonillion 
1 x 10^{57} 
57 
one octodecillion 
 
 
1 x 10^{60} 
60 
one novemdecillion 
60 
one decillion 
1 x 10^{63} 
63 
one vigintillion 
 
 
1 x 10^{66} 
 
 
66 
one undecillion 
1 x 10^{72} 
 
 
72 
one duodecillion 
1 x 10^{78} 
 
 
78 
one tredecillion 
1 x 10^{84} 
 
 
84 
one quattuordecillion 
1 x 10^{90} 
 
 
90 
one quindecillion 
1 x 10^{96} 
 
 
96 
one sexdecillion 
1 x 10^{100} 
100 
a googol 
 
? 
1
x 10^{googol} 
101 
a googolplex 
 
? 
1 x 10^{102} 
 
 
102 
one septendecillion 
1 x 10^{108} 
 
 
108 
one octodecillion 
1 x 10^{114} 
 
 
114 
one novemdecillion 
1 x 10^{120} 
 
 
120 
one vigintillion 
1 x 10^{303} 
303 
one centillion 
 
 
1 x 10^{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
by Leon's Planet dot com
(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 heckofa 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 thingsnot good nor badjust will
be. For more about what to expect in the next couple of years, please see
my endoftheworld 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 103 
centi 
1/100 
one
hundredth 
1
x 10^{2} 
deci 
^{1/10} 
one
tenth 
1
x 10^{1} 
mono 
1 
one 
1
x 10^{0} 
di 
2 
two 
2
x 10^{0} 
tri 
3 
three 
3
x 10^{0} 
tetra 
4 
four 
4
x 10^{0} 
penta 
5 
five 
5
x 10^{0} 
hexa 
6 
six 
6
x 10^{0} 
hepta 
7 
seven 
7
x 10^{0} 
octa 
8 
eight 
8
x 10^{0} 
nona 
9 
nine 
9
x 10^{0} 
deka 
10 
ten 
1
x 10^{1} 
 
100 
hundred 
1
x 10^{2} 
kilo 
1000 
thousand 
1
x 10^{3} 
mega 
1,000,000 
million 
1
x 10^{6} 
giga 
1,000,000,000 
billion 
1
x 10^{9} 
tera 
1,000,000,000,000 
trillion 
1
x 10^{12} 
...to be continued...
 
