sexdecillion

noun, often attributive
sex·​de·​cil·​lion | \ˌseks-di-ˈsil-yən \

Definition of sexdecillion 

US : a number equal to 1 followed by 51 zeros — see Table of Numbers also, British : a number equal to 1 followed by 96 zeros — see Table of Numbers

First Known Use of sexdecillion

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sexdecillion

Latin sedecim, sexdecim sixteen (from sex six + decem ten) + English -illion (as in million) — more at ten

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sexdecillion

Share sexdecillion

Statistics for sexdecillion

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for sexdecillion

The first known use of sexdecillion was in 1848

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on sexdecillion

See words that rhyme with sexdecillion

Comments on sexdecillion

What made you want to look up sexdecillion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a private place of worship

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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