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The biggest market in the world in the future is going to be trillions of dollars spent in the sector of energy.
The same nations asking us to stay in the agreement are the countries that have collectively cost America trillions of dollars through tough trade practices and in many cases lax contributions to our critical military alliance.
A raft of studies — from environmental organizations, Citibank, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — argue that a failure to mitigate the effects of climate change could cost the economy trillions of dollars.
Each lamp stood in for trillions of solar masses of stars, gas, dust and other assorted members of the galactic milieu.
The Pentagon has already consumed $828 billion on the war, and taxpayers will be liable for trillions more in veterans’ health-care costs for decades to come.
And if the resulting plan just so happens to redistribute trillions of dollars from the government’s coffers to America’s wealthiest families, that’s a pure accident — or else, a mathematical illusion.
Inflammation is for those long nights, when the sun hides its face, or rain clouds block the sky, and trillions of little T-cells are born to fight the diseases of cold and flu season.
In the meantime, those trillions of polymer tons will break into ever-smaller pieces, eventually being absorbed by plants, animals and finally us.
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Origin and Etymology of trillion
French, from tri- + -illion (as in million)
First Known Use: 1690
TRILLION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of trillion for English Language Learners
: the number 1,000,000,000,000 : one thousand billion
: a very large amount or number
: the number 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 : one million million million
TRILLION Defined for Kids
Definition of trillion for Students
: a thousand billions
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