noun, often attributive
vi·​gin·​til·​lion | \ ˌvī-ˌjin-ˈtil-yən How to pronounce vigintillion (audio) \

Definition of vigintillion

US : a number equal to 1 followed by 63 zeros — see Table of Numbers also, British : a number equal to 1 followed by 120 zeros — see Table of Numbers

Examples of vigintillion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Physics theories suggest that sometime between 10^34 (1 decillion) and 10^64 (1 vigintillion) years from now, the protons found in the nuclei of all atoms will decay. NBC News, "How humans might outlive Earth, the sun...and even the universe," 20 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of vigintillion

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vigintillion

Latin viginti twenty + English -illion (as in million) — more at vigesimal

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“Vigintillion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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