trillion

See also: Trillion

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: trĭl'yən, IPA(key): /ˈtɹɪljən/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪljən

Etymology 1Edit

From French trillion, from tri- (three) +‎ -illion.

NumeralEdit

trillion (plural trillions)

  1. (US, modern Britain, Australia, short scale) A million million: 1 followed by twelve zeros, 1012.
  2. (dated Britain, Australia, long scale) A million million million: 1 followed by eighteen zeros, 1018.
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  • Welsh: triliwn
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Etymology 2Edit

Coined by Harvey Pollack, because of the way the numbers read across a basketball box score

NounEdit

trillion (plural trillions)

  1. (basketball, slang) A statistic formed by a player playing some number of minutes, but recording no stats.

FrenchEdit

French numbers (edit)
[a], [b], [c] ←  1012 [a], [b], [c] ←  1015 1018 1021  → [a], [b], [c] 1024  → 
    Cardinal (traditional spelling): un trillion, un milliard de milliards
    Cardinal (post-1990 spelling): un-trillion, un-milliard de milliards
    Ordinal: trillionième, milliardième de milliardième
French Wikipedia article on 1018

EtymologyEdit

From tri- (three) +‎ -illion, from million; i.e. a million million million.

Coined by Jehan Adam in 1475 as trimillion. Rendered as tryllion by Nicolas Chuquet in 1484, in his article “Triparty en la science des nombres”.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

trillion m (plural trillions)

  1. quintillion (1018)
  2. (dated) trillion (1012)

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NounEdit

trillion m (plural trillions)

  1. trillion, 1018
    • 1520, Étienne de La Roche, L'arismethique novellement composee, page 6
      ung trillion vault mille milliers de billions
      a trillion is equivalent to a thousand thousands of billions

TatarEdit

NumeralEdit

trillion (Cyrillic spelling триллион)

  1. trillion (1012)

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