octillion definition

  • noun:
    • The cardinal number equal to 1027.
    • Chiefly British The cardinal number corresponding to 1048.
    • A thousand trillion trillion, a billion billion billion: 1 followed by 27 zeros, 1027.
    • A quadrillion quintillion: 1 followed by 48 zeros, 1048.
    • based on the French approach to numeration (which method is used additionally in america) the quantity expressed by a unit with twenty-seven ciphers annexed. In accordance with the English technique, the quantity expressed by a unit with forty-eight ciphers annexed. See numeration.
    • In Great Britain, the quantity from concerning a million to the eighth energy.
    • In French and US consumption, 1000 raised towards the ninth power.
    • the quantity that is represented as a single accompanied by 27 zeros

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