quintillion
noun Etymology: Latin quintus + English -illion (as in million) Date: 1674 — see number table • quintillion adjectivequintillionth adjective or noun

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  • quintillion — [ kɛ̃tiljɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1765 « 1018 »; quintillon 1630; du rad. lat. quintus « cinquième » et de la finale de million (REM. cf. Billion.) 1 ♦ Vx Mille quatrillions (2o), soit 1027. 2 ♦ (1948) Mod. Un million de quatrillions (1030). ● quintillion… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • quintillion — [kwin til′yən] n. [Fr < L quintus, a fifth (see QUINTET) + Fr, (M)ILLION] 1. the number represented by 1 followed by 18 zeros 2. Brit. the number represented by 1 followed by 30 zeros adj. amounting to one quintillion in number quintillionth… …   English World dictionary

  • Quintillion — Quintillion, so v.w. Quinquillion …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • quintillion — (n.) 1670s, from L. quintus fifth (see QUINQUE (Cf. quinque )) + ending from MILLION (Cf. million). Cf. BILLION (Cf. billion). In Great Britain, the fifth power of a million (1 followed by 30 zeroes); in U.S. the sixth power of a thousand (1… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Quintillion — Dans les pays utilisant l échelle longue (monde entier à l exception de la plupart des pays anglophones et du Brésil), un quintillion représente le nombre 1030, c est à dire 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Quintillion — Quin|til|li|on 〈[ lj ] f. 20〉 fünfte Potenz einer Million (geschrieben als 1 mit 30 Nullen) = 1030 [<lat. quinque „fünf“ + Million] * * * Quin|til|li|on, die; , en [zu lat. quintus = Fünfter, geb. nach ↑ Million (eine Quintillion ist die 5.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • quintillion — quintillionth, n., adj. /kwin til yeuhn/, n., pl. quintillions, (as after a numeral) quintillion, adj. n. 1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 18 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 30 zeros. adj. 2. amounting to …   Universalium

  • Quintillion — In diesem Artikel geht es um den Aufbau von Zahlennamen und die Benennung von Zahlen im Dezimalsystem. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Der Aufbau von Zahlennamen 1.1 Null bis Neun 1.2 Zehn 1.3 Elf und Zwölf als Ausnahmen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • quintillion — quin•til•lion [[t]kwɪnˈtɪl yən[/t]] n. pl. lions, (as after a numeral) lion, 1) math. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 18 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 30 zeros 2) math. amounting to one quintillion in… …   From formal English to slang

  • quintillion — /kwɪnˈtɪljən/ (say kwin tilyuhn) noun 1. (originally US and increasingly in general use in English) a cardinal number represented by one followed by 18 zeros. 2. Obsolescent a cardinal number represented by one followed by 30 zeros. –adjective 3 …   Australian English dictionary

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