million

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English

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English numbers (edit)
 ←  1,000 [a], [b], [c] ←  100,000 1,000,000 (106) 10,000,000 (107)  → [a], [b] 1,000,000,000 (109)  → [a], [b], [c]
    Cardinal: million
    Ordinal: millionth
    Multiplier: millionfold
    Metric collective prefix: mega-
    Metric fractional prefix: micro-
    Number of years: millionennium, megannum, megayear

Etymology

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From Old French, from Italian milione (million, from mille (thousand, from Latin mille) +‎ -one). Compare -illion.

Pronunciation

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  • enPR: mĭl′yən, IPA(key): /ˈmɪljən/, [ˈmɪʎən]
  • Audio (UK):(file)
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Hyphenation: mil‧lion
  • Rhymes: -ɪljən

Numeral

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million (plural millions)

  1. (long and short scales) The cardinal number 1,000,000: 106; a thousand thousand.
  2. (colloquial, hyperbolic) An unspecified very large number.
    I told you a million times before.
    I can think of millions of reasons not to go.

Usage notes

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Until the early 20th century, million behaved much like an ordinary quantificational noun (such as pair or handful). That is, it inflected in the plural when modified by a numeral greater than 1, and was separated from the noun it quantified with of, as in: five millions of pounds (rather than the modern equivalent, five million pounds).

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See also

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Crimean Tatar

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Etymology

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From French million.

Numeral

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million

  1. million

Declension

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References

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  • Mirjejev, V. A., Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Danish

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Etymology

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Borrowed via French million from Italian milione.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [miliˈoˀn], [milˈjoˀn]

Numeral

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million

  1. A million, 106.

Noun

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million c (singular definite millionen, plural indefinite millioner)

  1. a million

Declension

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French

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French numbers (edit)
 ←  1,000 [a], [b] ←  100,000 1,000,000 (106) 2,000,000 (2 x 106)  → [a], [b] 1,000,000,000 (109)  → 
    Cardinal (traditional spelling): un million
    Cardinal (post-1990 spelling): un-million
    Ordinal: millionième
    Ordinal abbreviation: 1 000 000e, (now nonstandard) 1 000 000ème

Etymology

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Inherited from Middle French million, from Italian milione.

Pronunciation

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Numeral

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million m (plural millions)

  1. million (106)

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Further reading

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Interlingua

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Noun

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million (plural milliones)

  1. million
    • 2012, Panorama in Interlingua, September-October, p. 24:
      Le anno passate 46 milliones statouniteses esseva povre.
      Last year 46 million U.S. Americans were poor.

Numeral

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un million

  1. a million, one million

Middle French

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Etymology

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From Old French million, probably borrowed from Italian milione.

Noun

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million m (plural millions)

  1. million, 106.

Descendants

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From Italian milione.

Numeral

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million

  1. A million, 106.

Noun

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million m (definite singular millionen, indefinite plural millioner, definite plural millionene)

  1. a million

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology

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From Italian milione.

Numeral

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million

  1. a million, 106.

Noun

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million m (definite singular millionen, indefinite plural millionar, definite plural millionane)

  1. a million

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Swedish

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Noun

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million c

  1. Obsolete spelling of miljon.

Declension

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Declension of million 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative million millionen millioner millionerna
Genitive millions millionens millioners millionernas

Tatar

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Numeral

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million (Cyrillic spelling миллион)

  1. million

Uzbek

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Uzbek numbers (edit)
 ←  1  ←  1,000 1,000,000 (106) 1,000,000,000 (109)  → 
    Cardinal: million
    Ordinal: millioninchi

Numeral

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million

  1. million

Derived terms

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