sexdecillion

noun, often attributive
sex·​de·​cil·​lion | \ ˌseks-di-ˈsil-yən How to pronounce sexdecillion (audio) \

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

Examples of sexdecillion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, this creature was proved to live — or, technically, to act — in 196,883 dimensions, and to possess 808 sexdecillion or so symmetries. Siobhan Roberts, New York Times, 3 Mar. 2020

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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

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The first known use of sexdecillion was in 1848

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

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