[ kwot-oo-awr-di-sil-yuhn, kwot-yoo- ]
/ ˈkwɒt uˌɔr dɪˈsɪl yən, ˈkwɒt yu- /
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noun, plural quat·tu·or·de·cil·lions, (as after a numeral) quat·tu·or·de·cil·lion.
a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 45 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 84 zeros.
amounting to one quattuordecillion in number.
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Origin of quattuordecillion
1900–05; <Latin quattuordec(im) fourteen (see quatorze) + -illion (as in million)
OTHER WORDS FROM quattuordecillionquat·tu·or·de·cil·lionth, adjective, noun
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