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## trillion |

3 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Trillion \Tril"lion\, n. [F. trillion, formed from the pref. tri- in imitation of million a million. Cf {Billion}.] According to the French notation, which is used upon the Continent generally and in the United States, the number expressed by a unit with twelve ciphers annexed; a million millions; according to the English notation, the number produced by involving a million to the third power, or the number represented by a unit with eighteen ciphers annexed. See the Note under {Numeration}. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: trillion adj : (U.S.) one million million; (Britain) one quintillion [syn: {a trillion}] n 1: (in Britain and Germany) the number that is represented as a one followed by 18 zeros; "in England they call a quintillion a trillion" [syn: {one million million million}] 2: (in the United States and France) the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros; "in England they call a trillion a billion" [syn: {one million million}, {1000000000000}] From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (13 Mar 01) [foldoc]: trillionIn Britain, France, and Germany, 10^18 or a million cubed. In the USA and Canada, 10^12. [Elsewhere?] (1996-10-03)

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