How Many Zeros Are in a Gazillion?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 14, 2020 3:54:53 PM ET
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The number gazillion does not refer to nor contain a specific number of zeros because it is not an actual number. Gazillion is a descriptive word, not a unit of measurement, and is used to refer to an excessively large quantity.

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There are several other fictitious numbers commonly use to express large quantities, including bazillion, gajillion and katrillion. These made-up numbers sound similar to real numbers, like million and billion, because they all end in "-illion". Though gazillion is not an actual numerical term, it is an actual word in the English language and can be found in the dictionary as an adjective.