Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Sextillion: centillion, decillion


The number 1021.
In British and German usage, the number 1036.



the number represented by one followed by 21 zeros, that is, the number 1021. In some countries the number 1036 is called a sextillion.

References in periodicals archive ?
This equation governs the thermal history of the black hole universe from its origin as a star-like black hole with several solar masses and growing through a supermassive black hole with billions of solar masses to the present state with hundred sextillions of solar masses.
One zettabyte is equal to a sextillion bytes or a trillion gigabytes?1.6 zettabytes is approximately equivalent to:
According to Leary, IDC estimated there was a zettabyte (1 sextillion bytes) of information on the Internet as of last year.
Steve Hanke of the Cato Institute estimated inflation at 89.7 sextillion percent in November 2008.
A recent example is Zimbabwe, which saw its annual inflation rate rise from 24,411 percent in 2007 to an estimated 89.7 sextillion percent in mid-November 2008.
Last week, a Yale University astronomer said he estimates there are 300 sextillion stars - triple the previous number.
Currently there are several sextillion (trillion-trillion-trillion) objects that are waiting to be catalogued.
Networking specialist Cisco estimates that yearly traffic will increase at an average compound rate of 40 per cent to exceed two-thirds of a zettabyte (one sextillion bytes) within the next four years, with the Middle East and Africa region expected to post the fastest growth at 51 per cent.
If a person is excluded as the source of DNA, that DNA exclusion is definite and not given a "random match probability" or "likelihood ratio." However, if DNA includes a suspect, these quantities may be stated in "such mind-boggling figures as 'one in nine hundred and fifty sextillion African Americans.'" Kaye, supra note 65, at 304.
Number of Characteristics Probability of Occurrence 1 1 out of 16,000 2 1 out of 127,992,000 3 1 out of 683 billion 4 1 out of 2.7 quadrillion 5 1 out of 8.7 quintillion 6 1 out of 23 sextillion 7 1 out of 53 septillion 8 1 out of 106 octillion 9 1 out of 189 nonillion 10 1 out of 300 decillion Source: Stone 2006 This study does make some assumptions, for example, that all grids are independent and that the exact number of grids will change as the shoe size increases or decreases.
In December 2008, the country's national debt stood at $4.69billion (pounds 3.2billion) and by February this year inflation was EIGHTY SEXTILLION - or 80,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 - per cent.