/'trɪljən/ noun
one million millions
(NOTE: In the UK, trillion now has the same meaning as in the USA; formerly in UK English it meant one million million millions, and it is still sometimes used with this meaning; see also the note at billion.)
‘…if land is assessed at roughly half its current market value, the new tax could yield up to ¥10 trillion annually’ [Far Eastern Economic Review]
‘…behind the decline was a 6.1% fall in exports to ¥47.55 trillion, the second year of falls. Automobiles and steel were among categories showing particularly conspicuous drops’ [Nikkei Weekly]
‘…the London Stock Exchange said that the value of domestic UK equities traded during the year was £1.4066 trillion, more than the capitalization of the entire London market and an increase of 36 per cent compared with previous year’s total of £1.037 trillion’ [Times]

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  • trillion — [ triljɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1484; de tri , sur le modèle de million (REM. cf. Billion.) 1 ♦ Vx Mille milliards (soit 1012). ⇒ billion. 2 ♦ (depuis 1948) Mod. Milliard de milliards (soit 1018). ⇒ exa . Million de trillions. ⇒ quatrillion. ● …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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; 1012; SI prefix: tera ) for all short scale countries 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 (one million million million; 1018;… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trillion — 1680s, from Fr. trillion (late 15c.), from tri + (m)illion. Cf. BILLION (Cf. billion). In the U.S., the fourth power of a thousand (one thousand billion, 1 followed by 12 zeroes); in Great Britain, the third power of a million (one million… …   Etymology dictionary

  • trillion — Now that billion means ‘a thousand million’ in both BrE and AmE, trillion has taken over the earlier BrE meaning of billion, i.e. ‘a million million’, in place of its own former (and more rarely needed) meaning ‘a million million million’ …   Modern English usage

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  • trillion — [tril′yen] n. [Fr < tri ,TRI + (mi)llion ] ☆ 1. the number represented by 1 followed by 12 zeros 2. Brit. the number represented by 1 followed by 18 zeros 3. an indefinite but very large number: a hyperbolic use adj. amounting to one trillion… …   English World dictionary

  • Trillion — Trillion, tausend mal tausend (Million) mal Billionen, die dritte Potenz der Million, mit 1 u. 18 Nullen od. 1018 geschrieben; s.u. Billion …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Trillion — Trilliōn, 1 Million Billionen (1 mit 18 Nullen); in Frankreich das, was wir Billion (s.d.) nennen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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