nonillion

noun

no·​nil·​lion nō-ˈnil-yən How to pronounce nonillion (audio)
often attributive
US : a number equal to 1 followed by 30 zeros see Table of Numbers
also, British : a number equal to 1 followed by 54 zeros see Table of Numbers

Examples of nonillion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are probably a nonillion of them in the sea, the scientists estimate. Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 20 Apr. 2010

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Word History

Etymology

French, from Latin nonus ninth + French -illion (as in million) — more at noon

First Known Use

1690, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonillion was in 1690

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“Nonillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonillion. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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nonillion

noun
no·​nil·​lion nō-ˈnil-yən How to pronounce nonillion (audio)
US : a number equal to 1 followed by 30 zeros see number
also, British : a number equal to 1 followed by 54 zeros see number
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