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1. The cardinal number equal to 1021.
2. Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 1036.

[French : Latin sextus, sixth; see sextile + French -illion (as in million, million, from Old French milion; see million).]

sex·til′lion adj.
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n, pl -lions or -lion
1. (Mathematics) (in Britain, France, and Germany) the number represented as one followed by 36 zeros (1036)
2. (Mathematics) (in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 21 zeros (1021)
[C17: from French, from sex- + -illion, on the model of septillion]
sexˈtillionth adj, n
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(sɛksˈtɪl yən)

n., pl. -lions, (as after a numeral) -lion, n.
1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 21 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 36 zeros.
2. amounting to one sextillion in number.
[1680–90; < French < Latin sext(us) sixth + -illion, as in million]
sex•til′lionth, adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sextillion - the number that is represented as a one followed by 21 zeros
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
U.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 1776
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
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n (Brit) → Sextillion f; (US) → Trilliarde f
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In Germany, what cost 1 mark at the start of the inflationary surge cost 100 sextillion marks (one with 23 zeroes after it) barely a year later.
In Germany, what cost one mark at the start of the inflationary surge cost 100 sextillion marks (one with 23 zeroes after it) barely a year later.
Based on their observations, the astronomers infer that there may be as much as one sextillion (a one with 21 zeros after it) kilograms of salt in this region, which is roughly equivalent to the entire mass of Earth's oceans.
While working as the CTO for NetGear in 2014, electrical engineer Jeff Capone realized that the growing number of devices companies use and the amount of unstructured data that pass through them presented a "massive threat." International Data Group (IDG) last year projected that by 2025, there will be 163 zettabytes (1ZB = 1 sextillion bytes) of data circulating worldwide, and most of that (80%) will be unstructured.
One egg: 1,000 (thousand) Two eggs: 1,000,000 (million) Three eggs: 1,000,000,000 (billion) Four eggs: 1,000,000,000,000 (trillion) Five eggs: 1,000,000,000,000,000 (quadrillion) Six eggs: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (quintillion) Seven eggs: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (sextillion) Eight eggs: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (septillion) Nine eggs: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (octillion) 10 eggs: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (nonillion) 11 eggs: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (decillion) 12 eggs: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (undecillion) Niki Tennant A shell-shocked mum hit the breakfast jackpot when she and her husband cracked open two boxes of eggs from a Wishaw dairy -and all 12 were double yolkers.
On November 14, 2008, the annual inflation rate peaked at 89.7 sextillion percent.
From the end of 2007 to the end of 2008, the real rate of inflation was seven sextillion per cent!
340 undecillion, 282 decillion, 366 nonillion, 920 octillion, 938 septillion, 463 sextillion, 463 quintillion, 374 quadrillion, 607 trillion, 431 billion, 768 million, 211 thousand and 456.
Which one was the first or initial black hole that the universe has grown up from is not critical or important to the present universe because the mass of the original one only takes one part of a sextillion in the present universe.
Given that even the most conservative estimate pegs the total number of galaxies in the universe at 100 billion, the total number of Earth-sized planets in Goldilocks zones adds up to a mind-bending 4 sextillion.
Those water woes have people thirstily eyeing the more than one sextillion liters of water in Earth's oceans and some underground aquifers with high salt content.
(3) If you're keeping track, a zettabyte is equal to 1 sextillion bytes, which is exactly 1 million petabytes.