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Trillion (tril – yen)

Trillion is defined as:

“a number represented by 1 followed by 12 zeros or an indefinite but very large number.”

It seems like the folks in Washington, D.C have successfully made the leap from billions of dollars to trillions of dollars.  What amazes me is how little uproar there is from the government funders (AKA taxpayers) as these massive numbers are bandied about.

Can you use it in a sentence?

“The Congressional Budget Office on Friday said that, if the Obama budget unveiled last month were approved, the federal government would run deficits averaging nearly $1 trillion a year over the next decade.”