88 (eighty-eight) is a positive integer following 87 and preceding 89. Its ordinal form is written "eighty-eighth" or 88th.

Properties Edit

88 is an even composite number.

88 is a repdigit number.

It is (not considering myriad, lakh, crore, -illiard, googol and googolplex) the largest number with an accepted English name not containing the letter “n”.

In googology Edit

In Greek-based number-naming systems, 88 is associated with prefix "octaoctaconta-", and with prefix "octooctoginti-" in Latin systems.

Cultural significance Edit

Like the swastika, it is associated with good luck in China, but with neo-Nazism in the Western world.


The time-machine at the instant of temporal transport

In Back to the Future, there is a time-machine in the form of a DeLorean whose flux capacitor can only activate if the vehicle is moving at 88 mph.

See also Edit

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