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  • IPA(key): /ˈskwɪljən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪljən


squillion (plural squillions)

  1. (slang, used hyperbolically) A very large, unspecified number (of).
    • 1974, Fynn, Mister God, This Is Anna, Ballantine Books (2000), →ISBN, pages 102-103:
      The word million was adequate for most things, billion came in handy on occasions, but if you wanted to use a word for a very, very large number, you just had to invent one. Anna invented one: a squillion.
    • 1990, Terry Pratchett, Eric, page 138:
      You thinks to yourself, ‘There’s a billion, trillion squillion of them, no one’s going to notice.’ But that’s where professionalism comes in, sort of thing.
    • 2004 May 7, Xaonon, “Re: Entropy”, in talk.origins, Usenet[1]:
      It'll just take a squillion times longer than the age of the universe to happen.
    • 2004 May 8, Noelle S. Alito, “Re: Entropy”, in talk.origins, Usenet[2]:
      I just ran the numbers and got 1.7 squillion, myself.


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