quadrillion

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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 × 1,000^4): 1 followed by fifteen zeros, 1015.
  2. (dated, UK, Australia, long scale) A million trillion (logic: 1,000 × 1,000,000^2): 1 followed by twenty-four zeros, 1024.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Welsh: cwadriliwn

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Noun[edit]

quadrillion (plural quadrillions)

  1. (figuratively, slang, hyperbolic) Any very large number, exceeding normal description.
    • 1999 Beverly Lewis, A Perfect Match, Bethany House Publishers, p23
      They'd never understand — not in a quadrillion years.
    • 2000 J. D. Maples, Trojan Steers, Lomaland Books Inc, p58
      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, p143
      The sky is so absolutely clear with a quadrillion stars.
    • 2006 Evelyn Caro, The Flickering Attic Window, Trafford Publishing, p8
      She's named after this famous singer from a quadrillion years ago.

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French[edit]

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
French Wikipedia article on 1024

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kwa.dʁi.ljɔ̃/, /ka.dʁi.ljɔ̃/
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Numeral[edit]

quadrillion m (plural quadrillions)

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

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

quadrillion m (plural quadrillions)

  1. quadrillion (1024)