undecillion

noun, often attributive
un·​de·​cil·​lion | \ ˌən-di-ˈsil-yən How to pronounce undecillion (audio) \

Definition of undecillion

US : a number equal to 1 followed by 36 zeros — see Table of Numbers also, British : a number equal to 1 followed by 66 zeros — see Table of Numbers

First Known Use of undecillion

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for undecillion

Latin undecim eleven (from unus one + decem ten) + English -illion (as in million) — more at one, ten

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“Undecillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undecillion. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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