Sextillion meaning

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Sextillion is a number equal to a 1 followed by 21 zeros.

1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 is an example of a sextillion.

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The number represented by 1 followed by 21 zeros.
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Amounting to one sextillion in number.
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The cardinal number equal to 1021 .
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The cardinal number equal to 1036 .
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The number represented by 1 followed by 36 zeros.
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Origin of sextillion

  • French Latin sextus sixth sextile French -illion (as in million million) (from Old French milion million)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the prefix sext- (six) + -illion (from million); ie the sixth power of a million, 1036.

    From Wiktionary