Recent Examples of quintillion from the Web
There is the painstaking work of taxonomists who continue to catalogue the earth's estimated 10 quintillion insects; the Greek island beekeepers; and the Zika-fighting mosquitoes in Brazil.
The famously frustrating, 3-D puzzle (with six colored sides and nine squares per side) has more than 43 quintillion possible combinations but only one solution.
Like it or not, though, you're surrounded—there are about 10 quintillion on Earth, including about 10 quadrillion ants.
The rapid pulse of text messages will be braided with the slow texts of books, the heartbeats of humans synced with the oscillations of machines, the electricity of 80 quintillion transistors merging with the electricity of 7 billion people.
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Origin and Etymology of quintillion
Latin quintus + English -illion (as in million)
First Known Use: circa 1690See Words from the same year
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