# trillion in Numbers topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtrilliontril‧lion /ˈtrɪljən/ ●○○ number (plural trillion or trillions) 🔊 🔊 1 HMNthe number 1,000,000,000,000 🔊 In a short time the number of cells is more than a trillion.two/three/four etc trillion 🔊 $5.3 trillion 🔊 Japan’s exports were worth $43 trillion last year.trillions of pounds/dollars etc 🔊 the trillions of dollars in the bond markets2 LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNT informal an extremely large number of people or thingsa trillion 🔊 a shirt with a trillion holes in ittrillions of 🔊 We’ve made this mistake trillions of times before.3 British English old use the number 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 —trillionth adjective —trillionth noun [countable]

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trillion• Our cumulative merchandise trade deficit worldwide is more than $ 1 trillion.• The congressionally authorized limit on the debt is $ 4. 9 trillion.• Harvey predicted fund assets would rise to $ 2. 4 trillion in 1995.• The amount of uranium in the belt is about four billion tons, enough to make roughly a trillion tactical nuclear weapons.• With Mr Bush's plan for a $ 1.6 trillion tax cut, the problem is one of scale.• Of the total, $ 2.6 trillion would come from Social Security surpluses.• Banks still hold several trillion yen of bad loans.
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