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All about English numbers.

How high can you count?

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

NO!

How about a googolplex?

YES!

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

not counting zillion, infinity AND not counting googolplex?

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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 one undecillion
1 x 1072 - - 72 one duodecillion
1 x 1078 - - 78 one tredecillion
1 x 1084 - - 84 one quattuordecillion
1 x 1090 - - 90 one quindecillion
1 x 1096 - - 96 one sexdecillion
1 x 10100 100 a googol - ?
1 x 10102 - - 102 one septendecillion
1 x 10108 - - 108 one octodecillion
1 x 10114 - - 114 one novemdecillion
1 x 10120 - - 120 one vigintillion
1 x 10303 303 one centillion - -
1 x 10600 - - 600 one centillion
Googolgoogol 10,000 a googolplex - ?
? ? 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, infinity, and not counting a googolplex, is

one centillion.

[Source]

 

What does "Google" mean?

 

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, Google means:  to goggle a googol websites

(Leon, 2007)