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quad·ril·lion

 (kwŏ-drĭl′yən)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 1015.
2. Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 1024.


quad·ril′lion adj.

quadrillion

(kwɒˈdrɪljən)
n
1. (Mathematics) (in Britain) the number represented as one followed by 24 zeros (1024). US and Canadian word: septillion
2. (Mathematics) (in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 15 zeros (1015)
determiner
a. amounting to this number: a quadrillion atoms.
b. (as pronoun): a quadrillion.
[C17: from French quadrillon, from quadri- + -illion, on the model of million]
quadˈrillionth adj

quad•ril•lion

(kwɒˈdrɪl yən)

n., pl. -lions, (as after a numeral) -lion, n.
1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 15 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 24 zeros.
adj.
2. amounting to one quadrillion in number.
[1665–75; quadr- + -illion (as in million)]
quad•ril′lionth, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadrillion - the number that is represented as a one followed by 24 zeros; "in England they call a septillion a quadrillion"
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
2.quadrillion - the number that is represented as a one followed by 15 zeros
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
Translations
quadrilió
biliarda
BilliardeQuadrillion
duiliardokvariliono
kvadriljonseptiljon
kvadriljoona
billiardquadrillion
一秭千兆
biljard
biliardkwardylion

quadrillion

n (Brit) → Quadrillion f; (US) → Billiarde f
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