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2 definitions found
 for two-to-the-N
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  two-to-the-N
   quant.
  
      An amount much larger than N but smaller than infinity. ?I have
      2-to-the-N things to do before I can go out for lunch? means you probably
      won't show up.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  two-to-the-N
  
     An amount much larger than N but smaller than infinity.
     "I have 2-to-the-N things to do before I can go out for lunch"
     means you probably won't show up.
  
     Numbers of the form two-to-the-N are very important in
     computing because they represent the value of bit N of a
     binary number (counting from 0) and the number of things you
     can count with an N bit number.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-12-06)
  

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