noun, plural sex·til·lions, (as after a numeral) sex·til·lion.
a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 21 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 36 zeros.
amounting to one sextillion in number.
Origin of sextillion
1680–90;Related formssex·til·lionth, adjective, noun
< Latin sext(us
as in million
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for sextillion
Contemporary Examples of sextillion
Historical Examples of sextillion
British Dictionary definitions for sextillion
noun plural -lions or -lion
Derived Formssextillionth, adjective, noun
(in Britain, France, and Germany) the number represented as one followed by 36 zeros (10 36)
(in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 21 zeros (10 21)
Word Origin for sextillion
C17: from French, from sex- + -illion, on the model of septillion
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for sextillion
1680s, from Latin sext-, comb. form of sex "six" (see six) + (m)illion. Cf. billion. Related: Sextillionth.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper