• (America) IPA: /kwɑˈdɹɪli.ən/, /kwɑˈdɹɪljən/
  • (AU, Scotland) IPA: /kwɔˈdɹɪljən/
  • (New Zealand) IPA: /kwɔˈdɹɘljɘn/
  • (British, Ireland, South Africa) IPA: /kwɒˈdɹɪljən/, /kwɒˈdʒɹɪljən/ (the latter may be non-standard)
  1. (US, modern British and Australian, short scale) A thousand trillion (logic: 1,000 × 1,000^4 ↗): 1 followed by fifteen zeros, 1015.
  2. (dated, UK, Australia, long scale) A million trillion (logic: 1,000 × 1,000,000^2 ↗): 1 followed by twenty-four zeros, 1024.
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quadrillion (plural quadrillions)

  1. (figuratively, slang, hyperbole) Any very large number, exceeding normal description.
    • 1999 Beverly Lewis, A Perfect Match, Bethany House Publishers, p23
      They'd never understand — not in a quadrillion years.
    • 2000 J. D. Maples, Trojan Steers, Lomaland Books Inc, p58
      Me, I never refuse a meal, and believe me I seen some heavy weather. I musta flown a quadrillion miles and I never did have a problem.
    • 2004 Arthur Kopecky, New Buffalo: journals from a Taos commune, UNM Press, p143
      The sky is so absolutely clear with a quadrillion stars.
    • 2006 Evelyn Caro, The Flickering Attic Window, Trafford Publishing, p8
      She's named after this famous singer from a quadrillion years ago.
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