# Dictionary Definition

trillion adj

1 one quintillion in Great Britain [syn: a
trillion]

2 one million million in the United States [syn:
a
trillion]

### Noun

1 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 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]

# User Contributed Dictionary

see Trillion

## English

### Pronunciation

- Rhymes with: -ɪljən

### Cardinal number

trillion- (US; modern British & Australian, short scale) A million million: 1 followed by twelve zeros, 1012.
- (dated British & Australian, long scale) A million million million: 1 followed by eighteen zeros, 1018.

- Western (Arabic) Numeral trillion, 1012 short
scale, 1018 long
scale
- Previous: billion: short scale 109, long scale 1012
- Next: quadrillion: short scale 1015, long scale 1024

- ISO prefix: tera-

#### Translations

a million million, 1012

- Czech: bilión
- Dutch: biljoen
- Esperanto: duiliono
- Estonian: biljon
- Finnish: biljoona
- French: billion, trillion
- German: Billion
- Greek: τρισεκατομμύριο
- Japanese: 兆 (ちょう, chō)
- Maltese: biljun
- Novial: bilione
- Russian: триллион (trillión)
- Slovak: bilión
- Spanish: billón
- Swedish: biljon
- Tatar: триллион, trillion
- Turkish: trilyon
- Ukrainian: трильйон

a million million million, 1018

## Tatar

### Cardinal number

trillion (триллион)- trillion (1012)

### Declension

# Extensive Definition

Trillion may mean:

### Numbers

Either of the two numbers (see long and short scales for more detail):- 1,000,000,000,000 (one million million; 10^; SI prefix tera) - increasingly common meaning in English language usage.
- 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (one million million million; 10^; SI prefix exa) - increasingly rare meaning in English language usage but frequent in many other languages.

### Other meanings

- One trillion (basketball), a term in basketball statistics
- Trillion, a triangular type of modified brilliant cut in gemstones

## See also

- Names of large numbers
- Trillian, a similar-sounding word.

trillion in Danish: Trillion

trillion in German: Trillion

trillion in Spanish: Billón

trillion in French: Trillion

trillion in Korean: 1000000000000

trillion in Italian: Trilione

trillion in Dutch: Triljoen

trillion in Norwegian: Trillion

trillion in Norwegian Nynorsk: Trillion

trillion in Polish: Trylion

trillion in Portuguese: Trilhão

trillion in Russian: Триллион

trillion in Simple English: Trillion

trillion in Slovenian: Trilijon

trillion in Finnish: Triljoona

trillion in Swedish: Triljon

trillion in Thai: 1000000000000

trillion in Vietnamese:
1000000000000