gigantic prime
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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 282589933-1 (24,862,048 digits)

In a 1992 article, Samuel Yates coined the name gigantic prime for any prime with 10,000 or more decimal digits (he had also coined the term titanic primes a decade earlier).  At the time these were very rare, now many are known.

See Also: TitanicPrime, Megaprime

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S. Yates, "Collecting gigantic and titanic primes," J. Recreational Math., 24:3 (1992) 193--201. (Annotation available)

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