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Sextillion means "a lot of"; usually, it denotes some amount larger than a million.

Some authors pretend that word "sextillion" denotes some specific integer number. Practically, this number remains indefinite: sometimes it may be \(10^{21}\), and sometimes \(10^{36}\), dependently on the personal preferences of the writer [1] [2].

In the similar way, the following terms are ambiguous: trillion, billion, quadrillion, quintillion. Usually, these words are used without the definition. Such a use indicates, that the author does not know even the order of magnitude of the quantity mentioned [3].

In such a way, word sextillion is very useful; it helps to identify the fake, wrong publications.


  1. Jim Loy. Million, Billion, Trillion... (1999)
  3. Д.Кузнецов. Текстиллион. (2009, in Russian)