|Noun||1.||googol - a cardinal number represented as 1 followed by 100 zeros (ten raised to the power of a hundred)|
|(mathematics)||googol - The number represented in base-ten by a one with
a hundred zeroes after it.|
According to Webster's Dictionary, the name was coined in 1938 by Milton Sirotta, the nine-year-old nephew of American mathematician, Edward Kasner.
See also googolplex.