[ sep-til-yuhn ]
/ sɛpˈtɪl yən /
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noun, plural sep·til·lions, (as after a numeral) sep·til·lion.
a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 24 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 42 zeros.
amounting to one septillion in number.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM septillionsep·til·lionth, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for septillion
/ (sɛpˈtɪljən) /
noun plural -lions or -lion
(in Britain, France, and Germany) the number represented as one followed by 42 zeros (10 42)
(in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 24 zeros (10 24)Brit word: quadrillion
Derived forms of septillionseptillionth, adjective, noun
Word Origin for septillion
C17: from French, from sept seven + -illion, on the model of million
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