# quintillion

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## quin·til·lion

(kwĭn-tĭl′yən)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 1018.
2. Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 1030.

[Latin quīntus, fifth; see penkwe in Indo-European roots + (m)illion.]

## quintillion

(kwɪnˈtɪljən)
n, pl -lions or -lion
1. (Mathematics) (in Britain, France, and Germany) the number represented as one followed by 30 zeros (1030). US and Canadian word: nonillion
2. (Mathematics) (in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 18 zeros (1018). Former Brit word: trillion
[C17: from Latin quintus fifth + -illion, as in million]

## quin•til•lion

(kwɪnˈtɪl yən)

n., pl. -lions, (as after a numeral) -lion, n.
1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 18 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 30 zeros.
2. amounting to one quintillion in number.
[1665–75; < Latin quīnt(us) fifth + -illion (as in million)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 quintillion - the number that is represented as a one followed by 18 zerosFrance, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in EuropeU.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
Translations
quintiliótrilió
kvinilionotriiliono

## quintillion

n (Brit) → Quintillion f; (US) → Trillion f
References in classic literature ?
This fluid mass comprises two billions two hundred and fifty millions of cubic miles, forming a spherical body of a diameter of sixty leagues, the weight of which would be three quintillions of tons.
and bearing quintillions (one million trillion) of carbon fiber-like tubes, or carbon nanotubes.
However it is the microorganisms such as bacteria, algae, fungi, protozoa, mites and nematodes that number in the quintillions that are the true workers in the soil.

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