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  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]: 
  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 
  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}, 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    In  Britain,  France,  and  Germany,  10^18  or  a 
  million  cubed. 
  In  the  USA  and  Canada,  10^12. 

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