Meaning of sextillion

sex•til•lion

Pronunciation: (seks-til'yun), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -lions, -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.
—adj.
  1. amounting to one sextillion in number.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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