Definition of Decillion

1. n. According to the English notation, a million involved to the tenth power, or a unit with sixty ciphers annexed; according to the French and American notation, a thousand involved to the eleventh power, or a unit with thirty-three ciphers annexed. [See the Note under Numeration.]

Definition of Decillion

1. Cardinal numeral. (''US; modern British & Australian, short scale'') 1033. ¹

2. Cardinal numeral. (''dated British & Australian, long scale'') 1060. ¹

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Definition of Decillion

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decillion

decillion (current term)
decimal arithmetic
decimal digit
decimal dozen
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decimal number
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decimal numeration system

Literary usage of Decillion

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1. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1865)
"The spherical space which contains the solar system would hold only a very small part of the decillion drops. The length of the major axis of Neptune's ..."

2. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1859)
"A decillion is represented by 1 with 60 ciphers. If we are wrong, we are subject to correction ; if right, let every one acknowledge that it is an absurdity ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Pertaining to a decillion; having the magnitude or position of one of a decillion ... The quotient of unity divided by a decillion; one of a decillion equal ..."

4. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1909)
"This figure is so very large that we shall content ourselves with illustrating a decillion decillion, and for this purpose we avail ourselves of a method ..."

5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1858)
"The vessel that would j list hold the decillion drops of alcohol must have its ... vessel that would just hold the decillion homoeopathic doses of medicine. ..."

6. The Cincinnati Lancet & Observer by John A. Murphy, E. B. Stevens, George Mendenhall (1864)
"And what must be the dimensions of the vessel that would just hold the decillion drops of alcohol. A. The number of generations each subsisting a thousand ..."

7. Webster's High School Dictionary: A Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster (1892)
"Pertaining to a decillion ; preceded by a decillion less one. — n. The quotient of unity divided by a decillion ; one of a decillion equal parts. ..."

8. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1906)
"Thus n=- -= 66% or P= 7-^= = i: (decillion)2 56 (lo)06 A 4.00 I If other parallel ranges be included, this divisor would be much increased, perhaps nearly ..."

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