- a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 33 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 60 zeros.
- amounting to one decillion in number.
Origin of decillion
1835–45; < Latin dec(em) ten + -illion, as in million
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The number of grains of sand in this sphere of the fixed stars would be a decillion decillion 6.Astronomical Curiosities
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- (in Britain, France, and Germany) the number represented as one followed by 60 zeros (10 60)
- (in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 33 zeros (10 33)
Word Origin for decillion
C19: from Latin decem ten + -illion as in million
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