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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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trilliontril‧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 1,000,000,000,000,000,000trillionth adjectivetrillionth noun [countable]
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trillionOur 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.
From Longman Business Dictionarytrilliontril‧lion /ˈtrɪljən/ number (plural trillion or trillions) one million million; 1,000,000,000,000The bank has assets of about a trillion euros.
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