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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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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The nanosensor, which fits in the palm of a hand, acts like a biological sieve, isolating a small protein molecule weighing less than 800 quadrillionths of a nanogram from an extremely dilute solution.
It was made possible with SLAC's instrument for ultrafast electron diffraction (UED), which uses energetic electrons to take snapshots of atoms and molecules on timescales as fast as 100 quadrillionths of a second.
Kasevich hopes to improve the method and cool atomic gases to quadrillionths of a kelvin.
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