tredecillion

[ tree-di-sil-yuhn ]
/ ˌtri dɪˈsɪl yən /

noun, plural tre·de·cil·lions, (as after a numeral) tre·de·cil·lion.

a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 42 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 78 zeros.

adjective

amounting to one tredecillion in number.

QUIZZES

DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of tredecillion

1930–35; <Latin trē(s) three + decillion

OTHER WORDS FROM tredecillion

tre·de·cil·lionth, adjective, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021