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million

1. the cardinal number that is the product of 1000 multiplied by 1000
2. a numeral, 1 000 000, 106, M, etc., representing this number

million

[′mil·yən]
(mathematics)
The number 106, or 1,000,000.

million

One thousand thousands, or 1 followed by six zeros (10 to the 6th power). See space/time.
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Their storage capacity grows by a millionfold in a few decades.
`Culture is, further, that millionfold process by which the spontaneous, unthinking activity of a race is transformed into considered action, or indeed, at its last and highest stage, in science and especially philosophy, into pure thought.
They reveal no more than 0.02 grams of gold per tonne, contrasting a millionfold with an average of three to four grams of gold per tonne that Bre-X claimed existed.
The thousandfold fall in the price of computing power over the past few years and millionfold change in the past few decades have greatly expanded the range and quality of goods and services we can buy.
Their actions, multiplied a millionfold, by implication result in wars and poverty.
But they have certainly magnified cultural weaknesses to the point where they now threaten our culture--just as, for example, the October 1987 stock-market crash was caused, in the words of one analyst, by "the emotions that drive a trader, magnified a millionfold by the technology at his disposal."
Similar to CT scanning, but with a millionfold greater volume resolution, the new X-ray technique also can collect data for up to 1000 contiguous tomographic slices at a time in one hour, instead of one at a time as with CT.
This represents more than a millionfold rise in the cost-effectiveness of computing in a decade.
'But the whole process definitely strengthened our knees as leaders, businessmen, a couple-everything, a millionfold.'
With PGH, a single cell is taken from the embryo and its entire genetic complement multiplied a millionfold before testing whether the embryo has inherited the defective gene from its father or mother.
Last autumn we celebrated the centenary of the premiere of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius - and what a triumph October's performance of the 'dramatic cantata' was, atoning a millionfold for that jinxed, under-rehearsed first hearing in Birmingham Town Hall on 3 October 1900.
It brightened about 40 millionfold, the largest range known for any nova.