Quadrillion
Quadrillion Quad*ril"lion, n. [F., fr. L. quater four times, akin to quattuor four, E. four; -- formed like million. See {Four}, {Million}.] According to the French notation, which is followed also upon the Continent and in the United States, a unit with fifteen ciphers annexed; according to the English notation, the number produced by involving a million to the fourth power, or the number represented by a unit with twenty-four ciphers annexed. See the Note under {Numeration}. [1913 Webster]

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  • quadrillion — (n.) 1670s, from Fr. quadrillion (16c.) from quadri four (see QUADRI (Cf. quadri )) + (m)illion. Cf. BILLION (Cf. billion). In Great Britain, the fourth power of a million (1 followed by 24 zeroes); in the U.S., the fifth power of a thousand (1… …   Etymology dictionary

  • quadrillion — [kwä dril′yən] n. [Fr < quadri (see QUADRI ) + (MI)LLION] 1. the number represented by 1 followed by 15 zeros 2. Brit. the number represented by 1 followed by 24 zeros adj. amounting to one quadrillion in number quadrillionth adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Quadrillion — may mean either of the two numbers (see long and short scales for more detail): * 1,000,000,000,000,000 (one thousand million million; 10^{15}; SI prefix peta ) for all short scale countries increasingly common meaning in English language usage * …   Wikipedia

  • Quadrillion — (spr. Quadriljong), tausend mal tausend Trillionen, eine Million in der vierten Potenz, vgl. Billion …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Quadrillion — (neulat.), die vierte Potenz einer Million (1 mit 24 Nullen). Vgl. Zahlensystem …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Quadrillion — Quadrillĭon (neulat.), 1 Million Trillionen, geschrieben 1 mit 24 Nullen oder 1024 …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Quadrillion — Quadrillion, die Million in der 4. Potenz …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Quadrillion — ↑ Million …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • quadrillion — quatrillion [ k(w)atriljɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1765; de quatre et million (REM. cf. Billion.) 1 ♦ Vx Mille trillions (1o), soit 1015. 2 ♦ (1948) Mod. Million de trillions (2o), soit 1024 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Quadrillion — ◆ Qua|dril|li|on 〈[ lj ] f. 20〉 1. vierte Potenz einer Million, 1024 2. 〈USA〉 = Billiarde, 1015 [<lat. quattuor „vier“ + Million] ◆ Die Buchstabenfolge qua|dr... kann in Fremdwörtern auch quad|r... getrennt werden. * * * Qua|d|ril|li|on, die; …   Universal-Lexikon

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