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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.
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