sextillion
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: French, irregular from sex- (from Latin sex) + -illion (as in million) Date: 1690 — see number table

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  • sextillion — [ sɛkstiljɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1948; « mille quintillions » XVIe; du rad. lat. sex « sixième » et (m)illion (REM. cf. Billion) Rare Un million de quintillions, soit 1036. ● sextillion nom masculin (latin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sextillion — [seks til′yən] n. [Fr < L sextus, sixth (< sex, SIX) + Fr (m)illion ] ☆ 1. the number represented by 1 followed by 21 zeros 2. Brit. the number represented by 1 followed by 36 zeros adj. amounting to one sextillion in number …   English World dictionary

  • Sextillion — Sex*til lion, n. [Formed (in imitation of million) fr. L. sextus sixth, sex six: cf. F. sextilion.] According to the method of numeration (which is followed also in the United States), the number expressed by a unit with twenty one ciphers… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sextillion — Sextillion, eine Million Quintillionen, eine Million in der sechsten Potenz, s.u. Billion …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sextillĭon — Sextillĭon, die sechste Potenz einer Million, geschrieben 1 mit 36 Nullen (vgl. Zahlensystem) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sextillion — Sex|til|li|on, die; , en [zu lat. sexta = sechste, geb. nach ↑ Million (eine Sextillion ist die 6. Potenz einer Million)]: eine Million Quintillionen (geschrieben: 1036, eine Eins mit 36 Nullen). * * * Sextillion   [zu lateinisch sexta »sechste« …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sextillion — sextillionth, adj., n. /seks til yeuhn/, n., pl. sextillions, (as after a numeral) sextillion, adj. n. 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. adj. 2. amounting to… …   Universalium

  • Sextillion — Un sextillion vaut 1036 soit 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000, soit mille quintilliards. Mille sextillion est égal à un sextilliard. Voir aussi Nom des grands nombres Portail des mathématiques …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sextillion — sex•til•lion [[t]sɛksˈtɪl yən[/t]] n. pl. lions, (as after a numeral) lion, 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 2) amounting to one sextillion in number •… …   From formal English to slang

  • sextillion — (sèks ti li on) s. m. Quintilion multiplié par mille. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Ung sixlion vault mille milliers de quillion, DE LA ROCHE Arismetique, f° 7. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Sextus, sixième (voy. billion pour la manière de compter au XVIe siècle) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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