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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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On March 17, scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced that the telescope, BICEP2, had detected ripples in spacetime dating back to a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang (SN: 4/5/14, p.
The data suggest the electron differs from being perfectly round by a length that is so small it is a billion trillionth of a nanometer.
Products include high-resolution picosecond (one trillionth of a second) Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs), fiber-optic systems, pulsed lasers and photodetectors.
75] in the first trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang.
The whole process took less than a trillionth of a second.
The government has set the maximum tolerable dioxin levels at 1 picogram of dioxins per liter of water and 1,000 picograms per gram of soil (1 picogram is a trillionth of a gram).
NASDAQ:DCLK), the leading digital marketing solutions company, today announced DoubleClick's DART (Dynamic Advertising Reporting Targeting) technology marked another milestone, serving its one trillionth ad.
1, 1996--Although timing sporting events to a thousandth of a second is good enough to tell the golds from the silvers, the massive communications network linking the event sites in Atlanta for voice, data, and video transmission is timed to the trillionth with equipment from Telecom Solutions.
At at room temperature, that minimum heat loss is about 3 billionths of a trillionth of a joule.
In natural photosynthesis, these antenna complexes consist of light-absorbing molecules called "chromophores," and the captured solar energy is directed to chemical reaction centres - a process that is completed within 10-to-100 picoseconds (a picosecond is one trillionth of second).
And its pulses are so short that it can capture images with a "shutter speed" on the femtosecond scale, quicker than a trillionth of a second.
For decades, cosmologists have suggested that the universe went through an extremely rapid growth phase within the first trillionth of a second it existed.