See also: Quadrillion

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From French quadrillion, from quadri- (four) +‎ -illion.

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quadrillion (plural quadrillions)

  1. (US, modern British and Australian, short scale) A thousand trillion (logic: 1,000 × 1,0004): 1 followed by fifteen zeros, 1015.
    • 2022 September 19, P. Schultheiss et al., “The abundance, biomass, and distribution of ants on Earth”, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, page 1, column 2:
      Integrating data from all continents and major biomes, we conservatively estimate 20 × 1015 (20 quadrillion) ants on Earth, with a total biomass of 12 megatons of dry carbon.
  2. (dated, UK, Australia, long scale) A million trillion (logic: 1,000 × 1,000,0002): 1 followed by twenty-four zeros, 1024.

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  • Welsh: cwadriliwn

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quadrillion (plural quadrillions)

  1. (figuratively, slang, hyperbolic) Any very large number, exceeding normal description.
    • 1999, Beverly Lewis, A Perfect Match, Bethany House Publishers, page 23:
      They'd never understand — not in a quadrillion years.
    • 2000, J. D. Maples, Trojan Steers, Lomaland Books Inc, page 58:
      Me, I never refuse a meal, and believe me I seen some heavy weather. I musta flown a quadrillion miles and I never did have a problem.
    • 2004, Arthur Kopecky, New Buffalo: journals from a Taos commune, UNM Press, page 143:
      The sky is so absolutely clear with a quadrillion stars.
    • 2006, Evelyn Caro, The Flickering Attic Window, Trafford Publishing, page 8:
      She's named after this famous singer from a quadrillion years ago.

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French numbers (edit)
[a], [b], [c] ←  1018 [a], [b], [c] ←  1021 1024 1027  →  1030  → 
    Cardinal (traditional spelling): un quadrillion
    Cardinal (post-1990 spelling): un-quadrillion
    Ordinal: quadrillionième

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Inherited from Middle French quadrillion, from quadri- (four) +‎ -illion.

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  • IPA(key): /kwa.dʁi.ljɔ̃/, /ka.dʁi.ljɔ̃/
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quadrillion m (plural quadrillions)

  1. septillion (1024)
  2. (dated) quadrillion (1015)

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quadrillion m (plural quadrillions)

  1. quadrillion (1024)