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10,000 is a myriad.
100,000 is a lakh
10,000,000 is a crore

But nothing special after that except google and googleplex.

Anyone know a word for 100,000,000?

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100,000,000 is a squared myriad. So it could be a quadramyriad.
 
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10,000 is a myriad.
100,000 is a lakh
10,000,000 is a crore

But nothing special after that except google and googleplex.

Anyone know a word for 100,000,000?

(The "Related Threads" listing for this sure is bizarre.)
The number you listed is sayable as one hundred million, and sorry to be fussy, but the spelling of the number 'googol' is differerent from that of the search engine 'google, and so is that of the 'googol' in the number googolplex. If you're interested in expression of very large numbers, perhaps you might look at Prof. Knuth's up arrow notation.
 
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The number you listed is satable as one hundred million.
That's three words.
 
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That's three words.
Yes, "one hundred million" is three words; ok ##-## so (along the lines of your "squared myriad" suggestion) we can reduce the saying of 100,000,000 to two instances of one word (one of them singular form and one of them plural form): 'myriad myriads'. :wink:
 
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100,000,000 = 1 hectomillion = 1 decibillion
Should be 10 decabillion I guess, otherwise it is a tenth of a billion.
 
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Should be 10 decabillion I guess, otherwise it is a tenth of a billion.
100,000,000 = (0.1)(1 billion)
 
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100,000,000 = (0.1)(1 billion)
I have the ultimate reply to this alas I do not have access. Right now. Tomorrow morning.
Names, scope and context. The full nine yards, 27 feetish
 
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100,000,000 = (0.1)(1 billion)
Ok... so I fantasized 3 extra zeros into the number :rolleyes:🤣
 
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In Chinese, the traditional power of ten groupings are by ##10^4## instead of the Western system of ##10^3##. So you have
十 = 10
百 = 100
千 = 1 000
万= 10 000
And then it repeats:
十万 = 100 000 (ten ten-thousands)
百万 = 1 000 000 (one hundred ten-thousands)
千万 = 10 000 000 (one thousand ten-thousands)
亿 = 100 000 000
They match up at ##10^{3\times4}##, or a trillion, which is 万亿.

Edit: If you want a word for 100 000 000 specifically, 亿 is yì, (which ironically, is a near homophone of the Chinese word for one: yī).
 
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