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A million is a number equal to 106 = 1000000 = 1E6 = one followed by six zeroes.[1] It is often used as hyperbole or exaggeration to represent an indefinitely large number. A million is one of the first numbers to be generally considered big by most people's standards. The name came from an Italian word "millione" which combined the Italian "mille" meaning one thousand with the augmentative suffix -one.[2]

Donald Knuth calls this number micriad and byriad, and it's equal to using the -yllion system.

1,000,000 can be called "dugarhundred" using the dugar- prefix.

Examples Edit

  • One million seconds is approximately 11.5 days, one million minutes is about two years, one million hours is about 114 years, one million days is about 2700 years, and one million weeks is about 19000 years.
  • Sbiis Saibian computed that if a person walked one thousand miles every 31 days, after 75 years, that person would have managed to walk about 883000 miles.[3]
  • A tower of a million people would reach 1700 km high, which is about four times higher than the International Space Station.
  • The most popular add-on for Firefox, AdBlock Plus, has about 1997 million downloads as of October, 2016.
  • The SI prefix mega- multiplies by one million.
  • A million one dollar bills would cover the area of two football fields.

In googology Edit

In Greek-based number-naming systems, a million is associated with SI prefix mega-, and with SI prefix micro- in Latin systems.

A million is the boundary between class 1 and class 2 numbers in Robert Munafo's idea (see class for more).[4]

A million appears in the definition of Aarex's Graham Generator as well as googolisms formed using it such as forcal.

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Currency-related use Edit

There are Iranian rial Iran Cheques with this number in the denomination.

Some other currencies, such as the third Polish złoty and the first Turkish lira, had banknotes with this number in the denomination.

It is also the prize for correctly answering all fifteen questions in some national editions of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in the respective local currency.

Furthermore, it was also the prize for correctly answering the first five questions in the Italian game show Chi vuol essere miliardario? in Italian lire.

Finally, it was also the prize for correctly answering the first ten questions in the Japanese game show Quiz $ Millionaire in Japanese yen.

Sources Edit

  1. Million at Wolfram MathWorld
  2. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/million
  3. 2.1.4 - Everyday Large Numbers for a Modern World
  4. http://mrob.com/pub/math/largenum.html#class2

See also Edit

Million Billion Trillion

Quadrillion Quintillion Sextillion

Octillion Nonillion Decillion Vigintillion Trigintillion googol

Quadragintillion Centillion Quadringcentillion

Tier 2: millillion* · myr · micr · nan · pic · femt · att · zept · yoct · xon · vec · mec · duec · trec · tetrec · pentec · hexec · heptec · octec · ennec · icos · triacont · tetracont · pentacont · hexacont · heptacont · octacont · ennacont · hect
Tier 3: killillion · meg · gig · ter · pet · ex · zett · yott · xenn · dak · hend · dok · tradak · tedak · pedak · exdak · zedak · yodak · nedak · ik · iken · icod · ictr · icter · icpet · ikect · iczet · ikyot · icxen · trak · tek · pek · exak · zak · yok · nek · hot · bot · trot · tot · pot · exot · zot · yoot · not
Tier 4: kalillion · dal · tral · tal · pal · exal · zal · yal · nal · dakal · hotal · mej · dakej · hotej · gij · ast · lun · ferm · jov · sol · bet · gloc · gax · sup · vers · mult · bentriz*
Saibian's extensions in Tier 2: centimillillion · novemnon...nongent · treicos · trioicos · dohect · triahect · tetrahect · pentahect · hexahect · heptahect · octahect · ennahect · enneennaconteennahect
Saibian's extensions in Tier 3: micrekill · nanekill · picekill · femtekill · attekill · zeptekill · yoctekill · xonekill · vecekill · mecekill · duecekill · icosekill · triacontekill · tetrecontekill · hectekill · enneenne...ennahect · traken · tracod · tractr · tracter · tracpet · trakect · traczet · trakyot · tracxen · nonek · nonecxen
Saibian's extensions in Tier 4: hendakal · dokal · tradakal · tedakal · pedakal · exadakal · zedakal · yodakal · nedakal · ikal · dakij · hotij · dakast · hotast · dakun · hotun · dakerm · hoterm · dakov · hotov · dakol · hotol · daket · hotet · dakoc · hotoc · dakax · hotax · dakup · hotup · dakers · hoters · dakult · hotult · nonecxenult · nonexce...nonexcen
Tier 5 Zillion · Gam · Zillidakal · Das · kalill · Viftal · nomillitri…osaisin · bus · [[illion|]] · kilo · mega · giga · tera · peta · exa · zetta · yotta · bronto · geop · xona · weka · vunda · Bam · nonet · betolipet · trimillisol · bachomillisol · Act · Izz · cop · past · hug · smil
Tier 6 Katillion · Dat · trat · tat · pat · at · zat · Yat · Brat · [[illion|]] · geopat · xonat · wekat · vundat · udat · Dek · killd · noninonikil…bangichitrap · googolplex · goggol · googolkillidex · trapped · crack ·
Tier 7 Prillion · Prack · nogege…egegegillion · selfis · breakfist · brekfist · symbolil…readynow · storagebust · asterisk · spot · onethousand · odokerekt · kerekt · mel · Kol · Dol · Trol · tol · pol · exol · zol · yol · dakol · hotol · Gej · dakoj · hotoj · bax · xax · chenr · trainer
Tier 8 Xillion · Protocolin · Against
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