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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.


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


(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.
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


n (Brit) → Sextillion f; (US) → Trilliarde f
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From the end of 2007 to the end of 2008, the real rate of inflation was seven sextillion per cent
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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.
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By rhythmic reversion, sextillion worlds passed into diaphanous luster, then fire became firmament.
exceeds the three hundred sextillion stars of the universe.
Astronomers presently estimate that there are 100 billion habitable Earth-like planets in the Milky Way, and 50 sextillion in the universe, which means it's very likely that intelligent life has visited the earth in the past, and that future visitations are also highly likely.
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