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.
In scientific notation, it is written as 1×106 or just 106. 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".
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... As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12.78 million ... Pearl River Delta Mega City built up area as high as 40 million including Shenzhen (10.36 million), Dongguan (8.22 million) and most parts of Foshan (7.19 million ...
... real estate developer Larry Weinberg for $70 million ... The Blazers are valued at approximately $300 million according to a 2006 issue of Forbes ... of the Blazers since 2006, which he estimated would lose $100 million over the next three years ...
... from NASDAQ, as its market value had been below the minimum $35 million requirement for 10 consecutive trading days, and also did not meet NASDAQ's alternative requirements of a minimum ... would sell substantially all of its assets to Rackable Systems for $25 million ... The sale, ultimately for $42.5 million, was finalized on May 11, 2009 at the same time, Rackable announced their adoption of "Silicon Graphics International" as their global name and brand ...
... In the CIS countries, there are about 34.7 million people who speak dialects of Uzbek ... In Uzbekistan, 25 million people speak Uzbek as their native language ... There are about 1.2 million speakers in Tajikistan, 3 million in Afghanistan, 500,000 in Pakistan, 850,096 in Kyrgyzstan, 500,017 in Kazakhstan, and 450,333 in Turkmenistan ...
... the last census from January 1999 (slightly less than 15 million) ... The population of Kazakhstan increased steadily from 6.1 million in the 1939 census to 16.5 million in the 1989 census ... increase after 1989, peaking out at 17 million in 1993 and then declining to 15 million in the 1999 census ...
Famous quotes containing the word million:
“I reckon this could mean another 10 million at the box office.”
—Blake Edwards (b. 1922)
“Our system of government, in spite of Vietnam, Cambodia, CIA, Watergate, is still the best system of government on earth. And the greatest resource of all are the 215 million Americans who still have within us the strength, the character, the intelligence, the experience, the patriotism, the idealism, the compassion, the sense of brotherhood on which we can rely in the future to restore the greatness to our country.”
—Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)
“Success is somebody elses failure. Success is the American Dream we can keep dreaming because most people in most places, including thirty million of ourselves, live wide awake in the terrible reality of poverty.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929)