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sextillion

[seks-til-yuh n] /sɛksˈtɪl yən/
noun, plural sextillions (as after a numeral) sextillion.
1.
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
2.
amounting to one sextillion in number.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; < French < Latin sext(us) sixth + -illion, as in million
Related forms
sextillionth, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sextillionth

sextillion

/sɛksˈtɪljən/
noun (pl) -lions, -lion
1.
(in Britain, France, and Germany) the number represented as one followed by 36 zeros (1036)
2.
(in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 21 zeros (1021)
Derived Forms
sextillionth, adjective, noun
Word Origin
C17: from French, from sex- + -illion, on the model of septillion
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