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centillion

[sen-til-yuh n] /sɛnˈtɪl yən/
noun, plural centillions (as after a numeral) centillion.
1.
a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 303 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 600 zeros.
adjective
2.
amounting to one centillion in number.
Origin of centillion
1850-1855
1850-55; < Latin cent(um) 100 + -illion (as in million, billion, etc.)
Related forms
centillionth, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for centillion

centillion

/sɛnˈtɪljən/
noun (pl) -lions, -lion
1.
(in Britain and Germany) the number represented as one followed by 600 zeros (10600)
2.
(in the US, Canada, and France) the number represented as one followed by 303 zeros (10303)
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Word Origin and History for centillion
n.

1846, from centi- + ending from million, etc. Cf. French centillion (by 1841). Related: Centillionth.

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