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Definitions of trillion

  1. ( U. S.) one million million; ( Britain) one quintillion
  2. ( in the United States and France) the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros; " in England they call a trillion a billion"
  3. ( in Britain and Germany) the number that is represented as a one followed by 18 zeros; " in England they call a quintillion a trillion"
  4. the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros; " in England they call a trillion a billion"
  5. the number that is represented as a one followed by 18 zeros; " in England they call a quintillion a trillion"
  6. one million million in the United States
  7. one quintillion in Great Britain
  8. 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.
  9. In the French system of numbering, followed in the United States, a unit followed by twelve ciphers: in the English system, a unit followed by eighteen ciphers.
  10. Trillionth.
  11. A million raised to the second power ( 1, 000, 000, 000, 000), or, in England, multiplied twice by itself ( 1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000), corresponding to our quintillion.
  12. A million raised to the third power; a unit and eighteen ciphers.
  13. A cardinal number; in the French ( also U. S.) system of numeration, a million millions; in the English system, the third power of a million.
  14. The product of a million involved to the third power, and expressed by a unit with 18 ciphers annexed.
  15. In the Eng. system of notation, a number represented by the third power of a million; the figure 1, followed by eighteen ciphers; in the F. and It. systems, the figure 1, followed by twelve ciphers.
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Antonyms for trillion

ordinal.

Quotes of trillion

  1. Before we give you billions more, we want to know what you've done with the trillion you've got. – Les Aspin
  2. We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come. – Earl Blumenauer
  3. I think that, you know, this is a different year than most years. We've got to tell the American people that we have to live with less. We have a $13. 5 trillion debt. And the only way to do that is an honest campaign with honest people. – Ken Buck
  4. But the point you need to know is that no president at war cut taxes $1. 5 trillion like Bush did. – Chaka Fattah
  5. Now we are raising the debt limit 3 times, up to $8 trillion so that our children and our grandchildren will have to pay for the cost of our expenditures. – Chaka Fattah
  6. I don't know whether you have done your calculations but, about two or three years back, I did a first assessment of what the first successful device would be worth and it came out at about 300 trillion dollars. – Martin Fleischmann
  7. Domestic travel and tourism -related spending has reached $1 trillion a year. – Mark Foley
  8. The government has made $44 trillion in promises we can't afford to keep. We must get serious now about our long -term budgetary problems, recognizing that the sooner we act, the less painful the choices will be. – Judd Gregg
  9. A trillion here, a trillion there and pretty soon you're talking about real money. – Daniel Hannan
  10. Democrats were quick to point out that President Bush's budget creates a 1 trillion dollar deficit. The White House quickly responded with 'Hey, look over there, it's Saddam Hussein.' – Craig Kilborn
  11. Today we're faced with over 500 casualties, a cost of over $200 billion. And it could rise- the casualties could go into thousands and the cost could go over half a trillion if we stay there for years. – Dennis Kucinich
  12. What's interesting is there are $12 billion of breaks in the energy bill that passed, yet we see that the sixth major oil companies in America last year made $1. 1 trillion – Marty Meehan
  13. America is not better off than it was $1. 8 trillion dollars ago. – Mitt Romney
  14. Social Security represents an $11 trillion unfunded obligation. And when I say unfunded obligation, I mean we have to come up with $11 trillion at some point to make the system whole. – John W. Snow

Usage examples for trillion

  1. Among the trillion mysteries, breathing every second the inexplicable air, who may venture to ask that the fathomless nature of a master be instantly grasped? – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  2. We traverse a few more trillion miles in our rapid course, and it shines out like a fine star of the first magnitude. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  3. And so, my budget sets aside almost a trillion dollars over 10 years for additional needs. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. " But we are of a different universe, on a different scale from yours, a trillion light- years away in space, eons distant in time. – Raiders of the Universes by Donald Wandrei
  5. The only alternative being offered to this economic program is a return to the policies that gave us a trillion dollar debt, runaway inflation, runaway interest rates and unemployment. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  6. We cut over a quarter of a trillion dollars in spending, more than 300 domestic programs, more than 100, 000 positions from the Federal bureaucracy in the last two years alone. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. The reason why I assumed that there must be something wrong with the figures in the chronicle is that we can confidently say that Harold's army did not contain over three trillion men! – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  8. A trillion tells you nothing- Comparison, everything. – All Around the Moon by Jules Verne
  9. A trillion of cows! – A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life. by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  10. Among the trillion mysteries of the cosmos, the most phenomenal is light. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  11. The Goal of Project Gutenberg is to Give Away 1 Trillion eBooks! – Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks by William Elliot Griffis
  12. Not one of these stars is within a trillion miles of any other. – Life in a Thousand Worlds by William Shuler Harris
  13. " Three trillion five hundred and seventy- five billion four hundred and fifty- seven million dollars," stammered Jack, his eyes bulging with amazement. – Jack and the Check Book by John Kendrick Bangs
  14. I've just counted up to three trillion two hundred and thirty- seven billion, nine hundred and forty- eight million, seven hundred and fifteen thousand, four hundred and- and- now you've gone and made me miss, and I'll have to count all over again. – Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse by David Cory
  15. Every one of the thousand three hundred and sixty- five inhabited worlds, a trillion and a half intelligent beings, fourteen races- fifteen if you counted the Zarathustran Fuzzies, who were almost able to qualify under the talk- and- build- a- fire rule. – Ministry of Disturbance by Henry Beam Piper
  16. Our chances of being caught by the correct star in the absolutely correct position are one in a thousand trillion but we can do it! – Dead World by Jack Douglas
  17. They died for a dangerous dream that had only one chance in a thousand trillion to come true. – Dead World by Jack Douglas
  18. You're being destroyed and recreated a trillion times a second." – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  19. Oh, I'd give a million dollars, a trillion dollars, she amended generously, to hear that roar. – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr

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