American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The cardinal number equal to 1021.
- n. Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 1036.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. According to English and original Italian numeration, a million raised to the sixth power; a number represented by unity with thirty-six ciphers annexed; according to French numeration, commonly taught in America, a thousand raised to the seventh power; a thousand quintillions.
- n. A trillion billion: 1 followed by 21 zeros, 1021.
- n. A million quintillion: 1 followed by 36 zeros, 1036.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. According to the method of numeration (which is followed also in the United States), the number expressed by a unit with twenty-one ciphers annexed. According to the English method, a million raised to the sixth power, or the number expressed by a unit with thirty-six ciphers annexed. See numeration.
- n. the number that is represented as a one followed by 21 zeros
- From the prefix sext- (six) + -illion (from million); ie the sixth power of a million, 1036. (Wiktionary)
- French : Latin sextus, sixth; see sextile + French -illion (as in million, million, from Old French milion; see million). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Estimates run between 70 sextillion a sextillion is a one with 21 zeroes after it to 3”
“A billion trillion, also known as a "sextillion," could be written as a 1 followed by 21 zeros.”
“The country has suffered enormous economic problems inflation reached over 89 sextillion percent in 2008! and the arts community has had a difficult time creating a funding base.”
“I know the dollar has weakened lately, but a sextillion dollars would still be a lot of money.”
“A lawsuit against Bank of America on uncertain grounds is seeking nearly two sextillion dollars in damages:”
“The estimated number of stars in the Universe is a mind boggling 70 sextillion (70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000), so plenty room out there for a few more wee worlds.”
“How much more would the earth weigh if one sextillion ton of concrete and stone were used to build a large wall?”
“A new study suggests that there are 300 sextillion stars in the universe, which is three times more than scientists had previously calculated and one for each woman Charlie Sheen has dated.”
“Last week, a Yale University astronomer said he estimates there are 300 sextillion stars – triple the previous number.”
“A new study suggests there are a mind-blowing 300 sextillion of them, or three times as many as scientists previously calculated.”
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