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quadrillion

1. (in Britain) the number represented as one followed by 24 zeros (1024)
2. (in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 15 zeros (1015)

quadrillion

[kwə′dril·yən]
(mathematics)
The number 1015.
In British and German usage, the number 1024.

quadrillion

One thousand times one trillion, which is 1, followed by 15 zeros, or 10 to the 15th power. See space/time.
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It added that natural gas production has increased by three quadrillion Btu over the same period, with much of this growth coming from the eastern United States.
9 quadrillion operations per second, according to the National University of Defense Technology, which built the computer.
For example, in a quadrillion the prefix is quad, meaning four.
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Murdoch laughed to himself in the dock, flanked by two burly security guards, as Ms Eckhoff explained to the jury that the blood was 150 quadrillion - 150 million billion - times more likely to be his than any other caucasian male's in Australia's Northern Territory.
Of the total 100 Quadrillion Btu, petroleum contributed 40%, natural gas and coal each provided 23%, nuclear energy contributed 8% hydroelectric and biomass each provided about 2.
2 quadrillion synapses between the ears, which is more computing power than the latest supercomputer.
Consumption of renewable energy rose 11 percent in 2002 to 6 quadrillion Btu.
In 1963, energy consumption was about 50 quadrillion Btus.
4 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTU) by 2020, as countries strive to meet escalating demand for electricity, fuelled by booming populations, industrial development and stricter environmental regulations.
The system will also contain 50 terabytes of memory (50 trillion units), which is 400,000 times more capacity than the average desktop PC and two petabytes of disk storage (two quadrillion units), the content of approximately one billion books.
The move is seen as offering the Treasury greater flexibility as it seeks to repay some 24 quadrillion liras - $18.