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trillion

1. the number represented as one followed by twelve zeros (1012); a million million
2. (formerly, in Britain) the number represented as one followed by eighteen zeros (1018); a million million million

trillion

[′tril·yən]
(mathematics)
The number 1012.
In British and German usage, the number 1018.

trillion

(mathematics)
In Britain, France, and Germany, 10^18 or a million cubed.

In the USA and Canada, 10^12.

trillion

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.
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