Definition of septillion in English:

septillion

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Pronunciation: /sɛpˈtɪljən
 
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number (plural septillions or (with numeral) same)

  • 1A thousand raised to the eighth power (1024).
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    • This is a septillion times longer than the current age of the universe.
    • Translated into arithmetical terms, the result is 79 octillion, 228 septillion, 162 sextillion, 514 quintillion, 270 quadrillion with 15 zeros attached; that is 79,228,162,270,000,000,000,000,000.
    • Naturally occurring wormholes, if they exist at all, are likely to be extremely small, about 10 septillion times smaller than a typical atom.
  • 1.1 dated, chiefly British A million raised to the seventh power (1042).

Origin

late 17th century: from French, from million, by substitution of the prefix septi- 'seven' (from Latin septimus 'seventh') for the initial letters.

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