sextillion

noun, often attributive sex·til·lion \ seks-ˈtil-yən \

Definition of sextillion

US : a number equal to 1 followed by 21 zeros — see Table of Numbers; also, British : a number equal to 1 followed by 36 zeros — see Table of Numbers

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Origin and Etymology of sextillion

French, irregular from sex- (from Latin sex) + -illion (as in million)


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