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Trillion

1. In the short form, one million million. In business and economics, the GDP of highly developed countries is often given in trillions of dollars.

2. In the long form, one million million million. This is increasingly called one quintillion.
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Headquartered in Anchorage, Quintillion is bringing lower-cost, high-speed broadband service options to rural Alaska on a wholesale basis.
Jeffrey Bergen, a professor of mathematics at Chicago's DePaul University, told The New York Times the odds of choosing all game winners are more than the number nine quintillion, or the number nine followed by 18 zeros, to one.
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5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day from a variety of sources including sensors, social media, and billions of mobile devices around the world, making it difficult for businesses to navigate and analyze it to improve competitiveness, efficiency, and profitability.
Highlighting what is an exaFLOP, Computer scientists measure a supercomputer's performance in FLOPS, an acronym for FLoating Point Operations per Second, while "exa" is a metric prefix which stands for quintillion (or a billion billion).
5 quintillion bytes of data a day--so much that 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone, according to IBM.
The prince agreed - but soon learned that to keep his end of the bargain he would need more than 18 quintillion grains of rice, or roughly 500 times as much rice as the entire planet currently produces in a year.
There are exactly 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 permutations, approximately forty-three quintillion.
As I write, inflation in Zimbabwe has reached an unimaginable (if not unpronounceable) level of more than 500 quintillion per cent.
According to market research firm IDC, the amount of digitized information stored in 2007 reached 281 exabytes, or 281 quintillion bytes, "due to the explosion of digital cameras, digital TVs, surveillance cameras, and social networks.
That's a mere one quintillion calculations per second for those who like nice round numbers.
Doubling the number of grains of rice on each subsequent square of the chessboard led to big trouble for the emperor, because the 64th square required 264, or more than 18 quintillion, grains of rice.