quattuordecillion

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quattuordecillion was in 1848

Dictionary Entries Near quattuordecillion

Cite this Entry

“Quattuordecillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quattuordecillion. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY