decillion
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Latin decem + English -illion (as in million) Date: 1847 — see number table

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  • decillion — [di sil′yən] n. [< L dec(em), TEN + (M)ILLION] 1. the number represented by 1 followed by 33 zeros 2. Brit. the number represented by 1 followed by 60 zeros adj. amounting to one decillion in number …   English World dictionary

  • Decillion — De*cil lion, n. [L. decem ten + the ending of million.] According to the English notation, a million involved to the tenth power, or a unit with sixty ciphers annexed; according to the French and American notation, a thousand involved to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decillion — Decillion, eine Million Nonillionen, wird mit 60 Nullen geschrieben, vgl. Billion …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • decillion — decillionth, adj., n. /di sil yeuhn/, n. 1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 33 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 60 zeros. adj. 2. amounting to one decillion in number. [1835 45; < L dec(em) TEN + illion, as… …   Universalium

  • decillion — de•cil•lion [[t]dɪˈsɪl yən[/t]] n. 1) math. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 33 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 60 zeros 2) math. amounting to one decillion in number • Etymology: 1835–45; < L dec(em)… …   From formal English to slang

  • decillion — de·cil·lion …   English syllables

  • decillion —   n. a million nonillions (10 60); (American & French) a thousand nonillions (10 33) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • decillion — də̇ˈsilyən noun ( s) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Latin decem + English illion (as in million) see number table …   Useful english dictionary

  • Names of large numbers — This article lists and discusses the usage and derivation of names of large numbers, together with their possible extensions. The following table lists those names of large numbers which are found in many English dictionaries and thus have a… …   Wikipedia

  • Centillion — Échelles longue et courte Échelle longue, expression française qui désigne un système de noms numériques dans lequel le mot billion signifie un million de millions. Échelle courte, expression française qui désigne un système de noms numériques… …   Wikipédia en Français

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