noun, plural tril·lions, (as after a numeral) tril·lion.
Examples from the Web for trillion
World GDP (including North Pole toyshop gross output) is $84.97 trillion.
There are about 80 million Americans between the ages of 18-34 and next year they are expected to spend $2.45 trillion.
Among other things, the bill appropriates $1.1 trillion in funding—including over $550 billion for the Department of Defense.
In 2012, the top 20 percent made $13.5 trillion in income; the entire bottom 80% made $1 trillion.
Illegal immigrants have already paid about $1 trillion into social security.
After long observation, they succeeded in determining its distance as 92 trillion kilometers (57 trillion miles).
Not one of these stars is within a trillion miles of any other.Life in a Thousand Worlds|William Shuler Harris
This has happened in the case of the words million, billion, trillion, &c.
Like, a trillion years of all the computers ever invented working 24/7 won't be able to do it.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Its distance is 64 trillion kilometers (391⁄2 trillion miles).
British Dictionary definitions for trillion
- amounting to a trilliona trillion stars
- (as pronoun)there are three trillion
Word Origin for trillion
Word Origin and History for trillion
1680s, from French trillion (late 15c.), from tri- (see tri-) + (m)illion. Cf. billion. In the U.S., the fourth power of a thousand (one thousand billion, 1 followed by 12 zeroes); in Great Britain, the third power of a million (one million billion, 1 followed by 18 zeroes), which is the original sense.