octillion

[ ok-til-yuh n ]
/ ɒkˈtɪl yən /

noun, plural oc·til·lions, (as after a numeral) oc·til·lion.

a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 27 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 48 zeros.

adjective

amounting to one octillion in number.

Origin of octillion

1680–90; < French, equivalent to oct- oct- + -illion, as in million

Related forms

oc·til·lionth, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for octillion

octillion

/ (ɒkˈtɪljən) /

noun

(in Britain and Germany) the number represented as one followed by 48 zeros (10 48)
(in the US, Canada, and France) the number represented as one followed by 27 zeros (10 27)

Derived Forms

octillionth, adjective

Word Origin for octillion

C17: from French, on the model of million
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