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The -plex suffix, when applied to argument \(n\), represents \(10^n\) according to Conway and Guy. This is based on googolplex, which is \(10\)\(^{\text{googol}}\).[1]

Aarex Tiaokhiao coined the alternate term -noogol for this prefix.

\(10^{10^{n}}\) may be notated -plexplex or, more commonly, -duplex. Similarly, \(10^{10^{10^{n}}}\) is -triplex. In general, for a Latin prefix n, -n-plex means n copies of the -plex suffix.

\(10^{-n}\), conversely, is called n-minex (wordplay on plus:plex::minus:minex), and 10-googol is called googolminex.[2]

In the works of Jonathan Bowers, -plex has a more general and less formal definition: if a number n is \(f(10, 100)\) where \(f\) is some googological function, then n-plex is defined as \(f(10, n)\). For example, giggol = \(10\uparrow\uparrow 100\), and giggolplex is not \(10^{\text{giggol}}\) but is \(10\uparrow\uparrow\text{giggol}\). There are some exceptions to this rule, for instance golapulusplex. Sbiis Saibian circumvents this subjective definition by defining new prefixes such as -dex and -threx. For his googolisms in Cascading-E and higher components of his system, he uses the word grand analogous to Bowers' usage of -plex (for example, grand tethrathoth).

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Googological affixes

Suffixes: -teen · -ty · -plex · -illion · -yllion · -chime · -toll · -gong · -bong · -throng
Prefixes: gar- · fz- · fuga- · megafuga- · booga-
SI prefixes: deca- · hecto- · kilo- · mega- · giga- · tera- · peta- · exa- · zetta- · yotta-
Obsolete SI prefixes: myria-
Extended SI prefixes: 666 · 105 · 107 · 1027 · 1030 · 1033 · 1036 · 1039 · 1042 · 1045 · 1048 · 1051 · 1054 · 1057 · 1060 · 1063 · 1090 · 10100 · 10120 · 10150 · 10180 · 10210 · 10240 · 10270 · 10300 · 10600 · 10900 · 101200 · 101500 · 101800 · 102100 · 102400 · 102700 · 103000 and higher

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