trillion

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

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trillion

  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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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

trillion ‎(plural trillions)

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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”.

Numeral[edit]

trillion

  1. 1018; a long scale trillion; a short scale quintillion.

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Noun[edit]

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

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Numeral[edit]

trillion ‎(Cyrillic spelling триллион)

  1. (cardinal) trillion (1012)

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