tredecillion

noun, often attributive
tre·​de·​cil·​lion | \ ˌtrē-di-ˈsil-yən How to pronounce tredecillion (audio) \

Definition of tredecillion

US : a number equal to 1 followed by 42 zeros — see Table of Numbers also, British : a number equal to 1 followed by 78 zeros — see Table of Numbers

First Known Use of tredecillion

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tredecillion

Latin tredecim thirteen (from tres three + decem ten) + English -illion (as in million) — more at three, ten

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“Tredecillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tredecillion. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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