quindecillion

noun

quin·​de·​cil·​lion ˌkwin-di-ˈsil-yən How to pronounce quindecillion (audio)
often attributive
US : a number equal to 1 followed by 48 zeros see Table of Numbers
also, British : a number equal to 1 followed by 90 zeros see Table of Numbers

Examples of quindecillion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or even worse, part of a plot to make $5 quindecillion. Peter Dunn, Indianapolis Star, 3 Jan. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

Latin quindecim fifteen (from quinque five + 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 quindecillion was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Quindecillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quindecillion. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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