AskDefine | Define trillion

Dictionary Definition

trillion adj
1 one quintillion in Great Britain [syn: a trillion]
2 one million million in the United States [syn: a trillion]


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



From the prefix tri- (three) + -illion (from million); ie a million million million.


Cardinal number

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


a million million, 1012
a million million million, 1018


Cardinal number

trillion (триллион)
  1. trillion (1012)


Extensive Definition

Trillion may mean:


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

See also

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
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