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

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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 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 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 According to some estimates, our global civilization now generates some 2.5 quintillion bytes of information. Andrea Gawrylewski, Scientific American, 23 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 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. New York Times, 9 Apr. 2021 The emergence of the Earth’s first living organisms billions of years ago may have been facilitated by a bolt out of the blue — or perhaps a quintillion of them. NBC News, 16 Mar. 2021

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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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15 Jun 2021

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“Quintillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quintillion. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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