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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]

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

Translations

cardinal number

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

million.

Cardinal number

million

Declension

References

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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

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
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