[ dih-sil-yuhn ]
/ dɪˈsɪl yən /
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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.
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Origin of decillion
1835–45; <Latin dec(em) ten + -illion, as in million
OTHER WORDS FROM decillionde·cil·lionth, adjective, noun
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How to use decillion in a sentence
The number of grains of sand in this sphere of the fixed stars would be a decillion decillion 6.Astronomical Curiosities|J. Ellard Gore
British Dictionary definitions for decillion
/ (dɪˈsɪljən) /
(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)
Derived forms of decilliondecillionth, adjective
Word Origin for decillion
C19: from Latin decem ten + -illion as in million
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