quintillion

noun
quin·​til·​lion | \ kwin-ˈtil-yən How to pronounce quintillion (audio) \

Definition of quintillion

US : a number equal to 1 followed by 18 zeros — see Table of Numbers also, British : a number equal to 1 followed by 30 zeros — see Table of Numbers

Other Words from quintillion

quintillion adjective
quintillionth \ kwin-​ˈtil-​yən(t)th How to pronounce quintillion (audio) \ adjective or noun

Examples of quintillion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The odds of randomly picking a perfect bracket are pretty remote, like 2^63, or about 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Leon Labrecque, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 That total may sound like a lot, but Psyche actually tails behind Davida, which is valued at an estimated $27 quintillion, reported Business Insider in June 2021. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Jan. 2022 With many millions of insect species (only about a million of which have been named) and 10 quintillion individuals, the world is literally crawling and buzzing with possibilities. Greg Miller, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Dec. 2021 According to the release, DNA testing showed the samples were 25 quintillion times more likely to have come from Hoff than the general population, police said. NBC News, 20 Nov. 2021 Businesses are being overcome by an avalanche of data, with some estimates pointing to creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day. Sanjit Singh Dang, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 Back in 2018, humanity was creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data on a daily basis. Cyrus Hadavi, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 As of mid-April, miners were making more than 170 quintillion attempts a second to produce new blocks, according to the trading platform Blockchain.com. Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 As of mid-April, miners were making more than 170 quintillion attempts a second to produce new blocks, according to the trading platform Blockchain.com. Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of quintillion

circa 1690, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quintillion

Latin quintus + English -illion (as in million)

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The first known use of quintillion was circa 1690

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28 Apr 2022

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“Quintillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quintillion. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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