quintillion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

quint- (five) +‎ -illion

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kwɪnˈtɪljən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪljən

Numeral[edit]

quintillion (plural quintillions)

  1. (US, modern British & Australian, short scale) A billion billion: 1 followed by eighteen zeros, 1018.
    • 2014, BBC News Magazine Monitor, Small Data: Those big numbers keep on coming, BBC:
      Last week, we used...the BBC News website's biggest number: 9,223,372,036,854,775,808, that's 9.2 quintillion...[the maximum video viewer count on YouTube's] updated counter software.
  2. (dated, British & Australian, long scale) A million quadrillion: 1 followed by 30 zeros, 1030.

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Noun[edit]

quintillion (plural quintillions)

  1. (figuratively, slang, hyperbolic) Any very large number, exceeding normal description.

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French[edit]

French numbers (edit)
 ←  1024  ←  1027 1030 1033  →  1036  → 
    Cardinal (traditional spelling): un quintillion
    Cardinal (post-1990 spelling): un-quintillion
    Ordinal: quintillionième
French Wikipedia article on 1030

Etymology[edit]

From quint- (five) +‎ -illion.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɛ̃.ti.ljɔ̃/, /kɥɛ̃.ti.ljɔ̃/
  • (file)

Numeral[edit]

quintillion m (plural quintillions)

  1. nonillion (1030)
  2. (dated) quintillion (1018)

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