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sextillion

[ seks-til-yuhn ]
/ sɛksˈtɪl yən /
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Definition of sextillion

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.
adjective
amounting to one sextillion in number.
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Origin of sextillion

1680–90; <French <Latin sext(us) sixth + -illion, as in million

OTHER WORDS FROM sextillion

sex·til·lionth, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for sextillion

sextillion
/ (sɛksˈtɪljən) /

noun plural -lions or -lion
(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)

Derived forms of sextillion

sextillionth, adjective, noun

Word Origin for sextillion

C17: from French, from sex- + -illion, on the model of septillion
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