quattuordecillion

noun, often attributive
quat·​tu·​or·​de·​cil·​lion | \ ˌkwä-tə-ˌwȯr-di-ˈsil-yən How to pronounce quattuordecillion (audio) \

Definition of quattuordecillion

US : a number equal to 1 followed by 45 zeros — see Table of Numbers also, British : a number equal to 1 followed by 84 zeros — see Table of Numbers

First Known Use of quattuordecillion

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quattuordecillion

Latin quattuordecim fourteen (from quattuor four + decem ten) + English -illion (as in million) — more at ten

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The first known use of quattuordecillion was in 1848

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“Quattuordecillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quattuordecillion. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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