sextillionths

sextillion

[seks-til-yuhn]
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:
1680–90; < French < Latin sext(us) sixth + -illion, as in million

sextillionth, adjective, noun
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sextillion (sɛksˈtɪljən)
 
n , 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)
 
[C17: from French, from sex- + -illion, on the model of septillion]
 
sex'tillionth
 
adj, —n

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