# Definition:Trillion/Short Scale

## Definition

Trillion is a name for $10^{12}$ in the short scale system:

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

## Also defined as

In the long scale system:

One trllion $= 10^{6 \times 3} = 10^{18}$

## 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 $3$.