Definitions

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

  • n. The cardinal number equal to 1063.
  • n. Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 10120.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Originally, the twentieth power of a million, 10120; now (originally US) more usually 1063.

Etymologies

Latin vīgintī, twenty; + (m)illion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From viginti- +‎ (mi)llion. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Though "vigintillion" is your downfall the announcer likes your shoes and everyone applauds as you go back to your seat

    "The Perfect Day," by Cheryl B. Klein

  • a novemdecillion (63 zeroes), and a vigintillion (63 zeroes).

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  • Or 1 followed by 120 zeroes.

    May 17, 2009

  • 1 followed by 63 zeros. Can't imagine what a virgintillion might be. Maybe an gross exaggeration of the Jihadist's reward in paradise?

    May 16, 2009