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De*cil"lion (?), n. [L. decem ten + the ending of million.]

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.]


© Webster 1913.

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