Million

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99999910000001000001
Cardinalone million
Ordinal1000000th
(one millionth)
Roman numeralM
Binary111101000010010000002
Ternary12122102020013
Quaternary33100210004
Quinary2240000005
Senary332333446
Octal36411008
Duodecimal40285412
HexadecimalF424016
Vigesimal6500020
Base 36LFLS36
 
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99999910000001000001
Cardinalone million
Ordinal1000000th
(one millionth)
Roman numeralM
Binary111101000010010000002
Ternary12122102020013
Quaternary33100210004
Quinary2240000005
Senary332333446
Octal36411008
Duodecimal40285412
HexadecimalF424016
Vigesimal6500020
Base 36LFLS36

One million (1,000,000) or one thousand thousand, is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001. The word is derived from the early Italian millione (milione in modern Italian), from mille, "thousand", plus the augmentative suffix -one.[1]

In scientific notation, it is written as 1×106 or just 106.[2] Physical quantities can also be expressed using the SI prefix mega, when dealing with SI units. For example, 1 megawatt equals 1,000,000 watts.

The meaning of the word "million" is common to the short scale and long scale numbering systems, unlike the larger numbers, which have different names in the two systems.

The million is sometimes used in the English language as a metaphor for a very large number, as in "Never in a million years" and "You're one in a million", or a hyperbole, as in "I've walked a million miles" and "You've asked the million-dollar question".

Visualisation of powers of ten from 1 to 1 million

Visualizing one million[edit]

Even though it is often stressed that counting to precisely a million would be an exceedingly tedious task due to the time and concentration required, there are many ways to bring the number "down to size" in approximate quantities, ignoring irregularities or packing effects.

In Indian English, it is also expressed as 10 lakh or 10 Lac. Lakh is derived from 'laksh' for 100,000 in Sanskrit.

1,000,000 pixels (Resized; click to enlarge to original size).

Selected 7-digit numbers (1,000,000 – 9,999,999)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ million. Dictionary.com Unabridged, Random House, Inc. Accessed 4 October 2010.
  2. ^ Wells, D. The Penguin Dictionary of Curious and Interesting Numbers London: Penguin Group. (1987): 185. "1,000,000 = 106"
  3. ^ http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/3.3/index.html#One_Million_Rows_in_a_Spreadsheet