# Dictionary Definition

million adj : (in Roman numerals, M written with
a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items
or units [syn: a million] n :
the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros [syn:
1000000,
one
thousand thousand, meg]

# User Contributed Dictionary

see Million

## English

### Etymology

From the Italian milione (million), from mille (thousand), from the Latin mille + the augmentative suffix -one.### Pronunciation

- /ˈmɪljən/, /"mIlj@n/
- Rhymes with: -ɪljən
- Hyphenation: mil·lion

### Cardinal number

million- (long and short scales) The cardinal number 1,000,000: 106. Ordinal: millionth.

- Western (Arabic) Numeral million, 106
- Previous: long and short scales: thousand, 1,000
- Next: short scale: billion, 109; long scale: milliard, 109

- Symbolic: 106 = 1,000,000
- ISO prefix: mega-

#### Related terms

#### Translations

cardinal number

- Arabic: (milyón)
- Bengali: নুযুত (nuyuta)
- Bosnian: milion
- Breton: milion
- Chinese:
- Crimean Tatar: million
- Czech: milión
- Dutch: één miljoen
- Esperanto: miliono
- Estonian: miljon
- Finnish: miljoona
- French: million
- German: Million , (Mill.)
- Greek: εκατομμύριο (ekatommírio)
- Guarani: sua
- Gujarati: દશ લાખ (daśalākha)
- Hindi: दस लाख (dasalākha)
- Hungarian: millió
- Icelandic: milljón
- Indonesian: juta
- Interlingua: million
- Italian: milione
- Japanese: 百万 (ひゃくまん, hyaku-man)
- Korean: 백만 (baegman)
- Lao: ລ້ານ
- Maltese: miljun
- Norwegian: en million
- Novial: milione
- Persian: میلیون
- Polish: milion
- Portuguese: milhão
- Punjabi: ਦਸ ਲਾਖ (das lākh)
- Romanian: milion
- Russian: миллион
- Sanskrit: दशलक्षं (daśalakṣa)
- Sinhala: මිලියනය (miliyanaya)
- Spanish: un millón
- Swedish: miljon
- Tatar: миллион, million
- Thai: (l̂ān)
- Turkish: bir milyon
- Ukrainian: мільйон (mil’jón)
- Welsh: miliwn
- Yiddish: מיליאָן (million)

## Crimean Tatar

### Etymology

million.### Cardinal number

million#### Declension

### References

Useinov-Mireev 2002}}## French

### Pronunciation

# Extensive Definition

One million (1,000,000), or one thousand thousand,
is the natural
number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001.

In scientific
notation, it is written as 106. Physical
quantities can also be expressed using the SI prefix
mega, when dealing with
SI units. For
example, 1 megawatt
equals 1,000,000 watts.

The million is sometimes used in the English
language as a metaphor for a very large
number, as in "Never in a million years" and "You're one in a
million", or a hyperbole, as in "I've walked
a million miles". Il Milione is
the title of Marco Polo's
narration of his travel to China. The name is
supposed to come from Polo's nickname after his tales of riches and
multitudes.

The word "million" is common to the short
scale and long
scale numbering systems (and also to the proposed Rowlett
numbering system), unlike the larger numbers, which have
different names in the two systems.

The name is derived from Italian, where mille was
1,000, and 1,000,000 became millione, "a large thousand".

## The word million

In standard English,
the -lli- in million is pronounced with an
l-sound followed by a y-glide.
However, as other languages use a fully palatalized 'l' in this
word (such as Italian spells by 'gl'), some English-speakers have
picked up this pronunciation, which does not occur elsewhere in the
English language but in words of this model.

This word is the most common of words ending in
-lion. In
American English this can cause spelling confusion due to its
double 'll' while words like 'vermilion', 'pavilion', etc. are
spelled with a single 'l'. This is not helped by the fact that it
does not have a distinct pronunciation.

## See also

- Orders of magnitude (numbers) to help compare dimensionless numbers between 1,000,000 and 10,000,000 (106 and 107).
- Names of large numbers

## Selected 7-digit numbers (1,000,000 - 9,999,999)

- 1,000,003 - Smallest 7 digit prime number
- 1,046,527 - Carol number
- 1,048,576 = 220 (power of two), 2,116-gonal number, an 8,740-gonal number and a 174,764-gonal number, the number of bytes in a mebibyte, the number of kibibytes in a gibibyte, and so on. Also the most rows that Microsoft Excel (Microsoft Office 2007) can accept in a single worksheet.
- 1,048,976 - Leyland number
- 1,050,623 - Kynea number
- 1,058,576 - Leyland number
- 1,084,051 - Keith number
- 1,089,270 - harmonic divisor number
- 1,111,111 - repunit
- 1,136,689 - Pell number, Markov number
- 1,234,567 - Smarandche consecutive number (base 10 digits are in numerical order)
- 1,278,818 - Markov number
- 1,342,269 - Fibonacci number
- 1,346,269 - Markov number
- 1,421,280 - harmonic divisor number
- 1,441,440 - colossally abundant number
- 1,441,889 - Markov number
- 1,539,720 - harmonic divisor number
- 1,563,372 - Wedderburn-Etherington number
- 1,594,323 = 313
- 1,596,520 - Leyland number
- 1,647,086 - Leyland number
- 1,679,616 = 68
- 1,686,049 - Markov number
- 1,741,725 - equal to the sum of the seventh power of its digits
- 1,771,561 = 116 = 1213 = 13312, also, Commander Spock's estimate for the tribble population in the Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles"
- 1,941,760 - Leyland number
- 1,953,125 = 59
- 2,012,174 - Leyland number
- 2,012,674 - Markov number
- 2,097,152 = 221, power of two
- 2,097,593 - Leyland number
- 2,124,679 - Wolstenholme prime
- 2,178,309 - Fibonacci number
- 2,222,222 - repdigit
- 2,356,779 - Motzkin number
- 2,423,525 - Markov number
- 2,674,440 - Catalan number
- 2,744,210 - Pell number
- 2,796,203 - Wagstaff prime
- 2,922,509 - Markov number
- 3,263,442 - product of the first five terms of Sylvester's sequence
- 3,263,443 - sixth term of Sylvester's sequence
- 3,276,509 - Markov number
- 3,301,819 - alternating factorial
- 3,333,333 - repdigit
- 3,524,578 - Fibonacci number, Markov number
- 3,626,149 - Wedderburn-Etherington number
- 3,628,800 = 10!
- 4,037,913 - sum of the first ten factorials
- 4,190,207 - Carol number
- 4,194,304 = 222, power of two
- 4,194,788 - Leyland number
- 4,198,399 - Kynea number
- 4,208,945 - Leyland number
- 4,210,818 - equal to the sum of the seventh powers of its digits
- 4,213,597 - Bell number
- 4,400,489 - Markov number
- 4,444,444 - repdigit
- 4,782,969 = 314
- 4,785,713 - Leyland number
- 4,826,809 = 136
- 5,134,240 - the largest number that cannot be expressed as the sum of distinct fourth powers
- 5,555,555 - repdigit
- 5,702,887 - Fibonacci number
- 5,764,801 = 78
- 6,536,382 - Motzkin number
- 6,625,109 - Pell number, Markov number
- 6,666,666 - repdigit
- 7,453,378 - Markov number
- 7,777,777 - repdigit
- 7,861,953 - Leyland number
- 7,913,837 - Keith number
- 8,000,000 - Used to represent infinity in Japanese mythology
- 8,388,608 = 223, power of two
- 8,389,137 - Leyland number
- 8,399,329 - Markov number
- 8,436,379 - Wedderburn-Etherington number
- 8,675,309 - A hit song for Tommy Tutone (also a twin prime)
- 8,675,311 - A twin prime
- 8,888,888 - repdigit
- 8,946,176 - self-descriptive number in base 8
- 9,227,465 - Fibonacci number, Markov number
- 9,369,319 - Newman-Shanks-Williams prime
- 9,647,009 - Markov number
- 9,694,845 - Catalan number
- 9,765,625 = 510
- 9,800,817 - equal to the sum of the seventh powers of its digits
- 9,865,625 - Leyland number
- 9,926,315 - equal to the sum of the seventh powers of its digits
- 9,999,991 - Largest 7 digit prime number
- 9,999,999 - repdigit

## References

million in Arabic: 1000000 (رقم)

million in Asturian: Millón

million in Bengali: নিযুত

million in Catalan: Milió

million in Czech: Milion

million in Danish: Million

million in German: Million

million in Estonian: Miljon

million in Spanish: Millón

million in Esperanto: Miliono

million in Basque: Milioi

million in Persian: میلیون

million in French: Million

million in Korean: 1000000

million in Croatian: Milijun

million in Iloko: 1000000

million in Indonesian: Satu juta

million in Interlingua (International Auxiliary
Language Association): Million

million in Icelandic: Milljón

million in Italian: Milione

million in Hebrew: מיליון

million in Kurdish: Milyon

million in Latin: Decies centena milia

million in Lingala: Efúku

million in Hungarian: Millió

million in Malayalam: ദശലക്ഷം

million in Marathi: नियुत

million in Dutch: Miljoen

million in Japanese: 1000000

million in Norwegian: Million

million in Norwegian Nynorsk: Million

million in Polish: Milion

million in Portuguese: Milhão

million in Kölsch: Milljohn

million in Russian: Миллион

million in Scots: Million

million in Simple English: Million

million in Slovak: Milión

million in Slovenian: Milijon

million in Finnish: Miljoona

million in Swedish: Miljon

million in Telugu: మిలియను

million in Thai: 1000000

million in Vietnamese: Triệu

million in Turkish: Milyon

million in Ukrainian: Мільйон

million in Yiddish: מיליאן

million in Dimli: Milyon

million in Chinese: 1000000

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a billion, a crore, a lakh, a million, a myriad,
a nonillion, a quadrillion, a thousand, a zillion, billion, considerable, crore, ever so many, full many,
gobs, heap, heaped-up, jillion, loads, many, multifarious, multifold, multiple, multitudinal, multitudinous, myriad, no few, not a few,
numerous, quite some,
slew, ten million, thousand, very many, wads, zillion