nonillion

nonillion

[noh-nil-yuhn]
noun, plural nonillions (as after a numeral) nonillion.
1.
a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 30 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 54 zeros.
adjective
2.
amounting to one nonillion in number.

Origin:
1680–90; < French, equivalent to non- (< Latin nōnus ninth) + -illion, as in million million

nonillionth, noun, adjective
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nonillion (nəʊˈnɪljən)
 
n
1.  (in Britain, France, and Germany) the number represented as one followed by 54 zeros (1054)
2.  Brit word: quintillion (in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 30 zeros (1030)
 
[C17: from French, from Latin nōnus ninth, on the model of million]
 
no'nillionth
 
adj, —n

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