Large Numbers to Words Table | Large Number Literals | Scientific Notations of Large Numbers


Big numbers represent incredibly large quantities. They are used to count things that are too numerous to keep track of with smaller units like thousands or millions. Here's a breakdown of each:

  • Million: This is a relatively common term and signifies one thousand multiplied by itself two times (1,000,000). You might use millions to describe the population of a large city.
  • Billion: This represents one thousand multiplied by itself three times (1,000,000,000). It's used for even larger quantities, like national budgets or global internet users.
  • Trillion: This is one thousand multiplied by itself four times (1,000,000,000,000). Amounts in the trillions are very rare in everyday life.

Following trillion, the naming system becomes less common and more standardized. Here, the naming convention relies on a base of one thousand and a suffix based on the Greek numerals for each power of one thousand.

Number

Literal Notation

101

Ten

102

Hundred

103

Thousand

104

Ten Thousand

105

Hundred Thousand

106

Million

109

Billion

1012

Trillion

1015

Quadrillion

1018

Quintillion

1021

Sextillion

1024

Septillion

1027

Octillion

1030

Nonillion

1033

Decillion

1036

Undecillion

1039

Duodecillion

1042

Tredecillion

1045

Quattuordecillion

1048

Quindecillion

1051

Sexdecillion

1054

Septendecillion

1057

Octodecillion

1060

Novemdecillion

1063

Vigintillion

10100

Googol

10303

Centillion

1010100

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