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ˈtrɪl yəntril·lion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. million, billion, trillion, zillion, jillion, gazillionnoun

    a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

    "there were millions of flies"

  2. trillion, one million million millionnoun

    the number that is represented as a one followed by 18 zeros

    "in England they call a quintillion a trillion"

  3. trillion, one million million, 1000000000000adjective

    the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros

    "in England they call a trillion a billion"

  4. trillionadjective

    one quintillion in Great Britain

  5. trillionadjective

    one million million in the United States

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trillionnoun

    according to the French notation, which is used upon the Continent generally and in the United States, the number expressed by a unit with twelve ciphers annexed; a million millions; according to the English notation, the number produced by involving a million to the third power, or the number represented by a unit with eighteen ciphers annexed. See the Note under Numeration

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Trillion

    tril′yun, n. a million raised to the third power, or multiplied twice by itself: in France, a thousand multiplied by itself three times, a million million.—adj. Trill′ionth. [Fr.,—L. tres, three, Low L. millio, a million.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trillion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trillion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of trillion in a Sentence

  1. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    It's probably one of the biggest disappointments in my speakership, we were so close -- we had an agreement. And two days later, the President walked away from it. It would have saved about $5 trillion over 10 years, it'd have been good for the economy, it'd have been good for our country, it'd have been good for our kids and grandkids. But you know, it's Washington.

  2. Raymond Yeung:

    If the central bank chooses to intervene directly in the market, a decline in the reserves to $2.9 trillion from $3 trillion would trigger greater shock to market confidence.

  3. Adam Smith:

    We do not have $600, $700, $800, $900 billion to spend on defense unless we pretty much completely eliminate all non-defense discretionary spending, which there isn’t support for doing, twenty trillion dollars in debt, a $706 billion deficit, trying to find $50 billion in mandatory savings, and the majority can’t even do that, all right?

  4. Mark Mulholland:

    It wouldn't be outlandish for them to be at a $1 trillion market cap now.

  5. Credit Suisse:

    The United States will remain the undisputed leader with wealth nearing $ 113 trillion, but The United States share will decline somewhat to a third of the global total.

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