adjective
- The definition of trillion is related to or of the number one followed by 12 zeros.
An example of trillion used as an adjective is in the phrase "a trillion dollars," which means $1,000,000,000,000.
- Trillion is the number one followed by 12 zeros.
An example of a trillion is 1,000,000,000,000.
trillion
- the number represented by 1 followed by 12 zeros
- Brit. the number represented by 1 followed by 18 zeros
- an indefinite but very large number: a hyperbolic use
Origin of trillion
French from tri-, tri- + (mi)llion amounting to one trillion in number
trillion
noun
- The cardinal number equal to 10^{12}.
- Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 10^{18}.
Origin of trillion
French tri- third power ( from Latin tri- tri- ) (m)illion million ( from Old French milion ; see million . )Related Forms:
- tril′lion
adjective
trillion
Origin
From French trillion.
trillion - Computer Definition
One thousand billions, or 1 followed by 12 zeros (10 to the 12th power). In long scale usage, trillion refers to a million billions, or 1 followed by 18 zeros (10 to the 18th power). See space/time and long scale.