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BIGNUMS [from Macsyma] n. 1. In backgammon, large numbers on the
dice. 2. Multiple-precision (sometimes infinitely extendable) integers
and, through analogy, any very large numbers. 3. EL CAMINO BIGNUM: El
Camino Real, a street through the San Francisco peninsula that
originally extended (and still appears in places) all the way to
Mexico City. It was termed "El Camino Double Precision" when
someone noted it was a very long street, and then "El Camino
Bignum" when it was pointed out that it was hundreds of miles