Adjective "quadrillion" definition and examples

(Quadrillion may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kwɒˈdrɪljən/

Definitions and examples

cardinal number

A thousand raised to the power of five (10¹⁵).
  1. 'One child is killed for about every two quadrillion passenger-miles.'
  2. 'Thetans have been compulsively recording intergalactic history for several quadrillion years.'
  3. 'A UK quadrillion would be one followed by 24 zeroes.'
  4. 'The U.S. today consumes about 100 quads - 100 quadrillion BTUs - of raw thermal energy per year.'
  5. 'Moving in association with this dust are an estimated 2 quadrillion microorganisms.'
  6. 'Each of them had been coated with quadrillions of luminescent particles.'
  7. 'It now stands at a quarter of a quadrillion dollars and is increasing at an accelerating pace.'
  8. 'If it makes a quadrillion, should Jones be proud?'
  9. 'Others are known that are so very slightly unstable that their half-lives are trillions and quadrillions of years.'

More definitions

1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 15 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 24 zeros. adjective

2. amounting to one quadrillion in number.

More examples(as adjective)

"people/places/organizations can be quadrillion."

"units can be quadrillion."

Origin

Late 17th century: from French, from million, by substitution of the prefix quadri- ‘four’ for the initial letters.