# Definition:Trillion/Long Scale

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## Definition

Trillion is a name for $10^{18}$ in the long scale system:

One trillion $= 10^{6 \times 3}$

## Also defined as

In the short scale system:

One trillion $= 10^{3 \times 3 + 3} = 10^{12}$

## Linguistic Note

The word trillion derives from the prefix tri-, meaning threefold, and million, originating as the number $1 \, 000 \, 000$ to the power of $3$.