tredecillion


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tre·de·cil·lion

 (trē′dĭ-sĭl′yən)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 1042.
2. Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 1078.

[Latin tredecim, thirteen (trēs, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + decem, ten; see deci-) + (m)illion.]

tre′de·cil′lion adj.
tre′de·cil′lionth adj.adv. & n.

tredecillion

(ˌtriːdɪˈsɪljən)
n
1. (Mathematics) (in the short scale numerical system) the cardinal number of ten to the power of 42
2. (Mathematics) (in the long scale numerical system) the cardinal number of ten to the power of 78

tre•de•cil•lion

(ˌtri dɪˈsɪl yən)

n., pl. -lions, (as after a numeral) -lion, n.
1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 42 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 78 zeros.
adj.
2. amounting to one tredecillion in number.
[1930–35; < Latin trē(s) three + decillion]
tre`de•cil′lionth, adj., n.
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