Octillion
Octillion Oc*til"lion, n. [L. octo eight + -illion, as in E. million: cf. F. octillion.] According to the French method of numeration (which method is followed also in the United States) the number expressed by a unit with twenty-seven ciphers annexed. According to the English method, the number expressed by a unit with forty-eight ciphers annexed. See {Numeration}. [1913 Webster]

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  • octillion — [äk til′yən] n. [Fr < L octo,EIGHT + Fr (m)illion ] ☆ 1. the number represented by 1 followed by 27 zeros 2. Brit. the number represented by 1 followed by 48 zeros adj. amounting to one octillion in number …   English World dictionary

  • Octillion — Octillion, eine Million Septillionen, wird mit 48 Nullen od. 1048 geschrieben; vgl. Billion …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • octillion — [ɔktiljɔ̃] n. m. ÉTYM. 1520; de oct , et (m)illion. ❖ ♦ Rare. Million de septillions (1048) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • octillion — octillionth, n., adj. /ok til yeuhn/, n., pl. octillions, (as after a numeral) octillion, adj. n. 1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 27 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 48 zeros. adj. 2. amounting to one… …   Universalium

  • octillion — oc•til•lion [[t]ɒkˈtɪl yən[/t]] n. pl. lions, (as after a numeral) lion, 1) a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 27 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 48 zeros 2) amounting to one octillion in number • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • octillion — /ɒkˈtɪljən/ (say ok tilyuhn) noun 1. a cardinal number represented by one followed by 48 zeros or (in the US and France) by one followed by 27 zeros. –adjective 2. amounting to one octillion in number. {French, from oct oct + (m)illion million}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • octillion — noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from oct octa + illion (as in million) Date: 1690 see number table …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • octillion — (o kti li on) s. m. Terme d arithmétique. Septillion multiplié par mille. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Ung octilion vaut mille millions de septilions, DE LA ROCHE Arismétique, f. 7. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. octo, huit (voy. billion, pour la manière de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Octillion — En million sptillioner (10i48) …   Danske encyklopædi

  • octillion — oc·til·lion || É‘k tɪlɪən /É’k n. one followed by 27 zeros (USA Canada); one followed by 48 zeros …   English contemporary dictionary

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