[ 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.
amounting to one octillion in number.
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Origin of octillion
1680–90; < French, equivalent to oct- oct- + -illion, as in million
OTHER WORDS FROM octillionoc·til·lionth, noun, adjective
Words nearby octillion
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British Dictionary definitions for octillion
/ (ɒkˈtɪljən) /
(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 of octillionoctillionth, adjective
Word Origin for octillion
C17: from French, on the model of million
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