Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ordinal number matching the number sextillion in a series.
  • n. One of sextillion equal parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. The ordinal form of the number one sextillion.
  • n. The person or thing in the sextillionth position.
  • n. One of a sextillion equal parts of a whole.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Last in a series of sextillion; also, being one of sextillion equal parts.
  • n. One of sextillion equal parts; the ratio of unity to sextillion.
  • n. One of sextillion equal parts; the ratio of unity to sextillion.

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Examples

  • If other neighborhoods harbor similar amounts, cosmology's trendiest theory of creation may prove right: it's the idea that after the big bang 12 billion years ago, the infant universe inflated wildly to some 10 trillion trillion times its original size in about a sextillionth of a picosecond.

    Weighing The Darkness

  • Of this substance, carried to the sextillionth degree, so much as one or two globules of the size mentioned can convey is a common dose.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • Sure, Deep Impact was a gentle touch, until compared to Kaguya (one sextillionth of the effect).

    Scientific Blogging

  • Today, all Rex had to do was hit the little button on his e-mail screen that said "Forward Message" and in a sextillionth of a second, Rex Johnson's $240,000-a-year position as head of the tourist authority went bye-bye.

    Starbulletin Headlines

  • "fractions of the sextillionth or decillionth degree."

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

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