What does million mean?

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ˈmɪl yənmil·lion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. million, 1000000, one thousand thousand, megnoun

    the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros

  2. million, billion, trillion, zillion, jillion, gazillionadjective

    a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

    "there were millions of flies"

  3. millionadjective

    (in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or units

Webster Dictionary

  1. Millionnoun

    the number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand, -- written 1,000, 000. See the Note under Hundred

    Etymology: [F., from LL. millio, fr. L. mille a thousand. See Mile.]

  2. Millionnoun

    a very great number; an indefinitely large number

    Etymology: [F., from LL. millio, fr. L. mille a thousand. See Mile.]

  3. Millionnoun

    the mass of common people; -- with the article the

    Etymology: [F., from LL. millio, fr. L. mille a thousand. See Mile.]

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  1. Million

    One million or one thousand thousand, is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001. The word is derived from the early Italian millione, from mille, "thousand", plus the augmentative suffix -one. In scientific notation, it is written as 1×10^6 or just 106. Physical quantities can also be expressed using the SI prefix mega, when dealing with SI units. For example, 1 megawatt equals 1,000,000 watts. The meaning of the word "million" is common to the short scale and long scale numbering systems, unlike the larger numbers, which have different names in the two systems. The million is sometimes used in the English language as a metaphor for a very large number, as in "Never in a million years" and "You're one in a million", or a hyperbole, as in "I've walked a million miles" and "You've asked the million-dollar question".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Million

    mil′yun, n. a thousand thousands (1,000,000): a very great number.—n. Mill′ionaire, a man worth a million of money or more.—adj. Mill′ionary, pertaining to, or consisting of, millions.—adj. and n. Mill′ionth, the ten hundred thousandth.—The million, the great body of the people generally. [Fr.,—Low L. millio—L. mille, 1000.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'million' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #352

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'million' in Written Corpus Frequency: #549

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'million' in Nouns Frequency: #98

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of million in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of million in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of million in a Sentence

  1. Lindsay Zanno:

    With a lethal combination of bone-crunching bite forces, stereoscopic vision, rapid growth rates, and colossal size, tyrant dinosaurs reigned uncontested for 15 million years leading up to the end-Cretaceous extinction -- but it wasn't always that way, when and how quickly tyrannosaurs went from wallflower to prom king has been vexing paleontologists for a long time. The only way to attack this problem was to get out there and find more data on these rare animals.

  2. Tatiana Washington of Milwaukee:

    I wanted my daughter to see the protests, it's really important. I've gotten a million questions from her because of it.

  3. Kevin Hrusovsky:

    We estimate the human body could have anywhere from 50,000 to a million different types of proteins, but today there’s only about 170 of them that are tested routinely.

  4. Richard Gordon:

    We're worried for the 10 million people in The Philippines living in the path of this destructive storm, including those who have been displaced several times due to the monsoon rains last July and August, we are preparing our emergency assets and relief items. Our staff and volunteers are on high alert for possible deployment.

  5. Tom Porcelli:

    We think last week's print of just under 3.5 million is ripe for a dramatic upward revision, this week we look for another sizeable 4 million increase.

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. occlusive
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    • C. ectomorphic
    • D. ambidextrous

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