# Million

**1,000,000** (**1000000**, **one million** or **one thousand thousand** or **million** or **thousand thousand** for short) is a natural number between 999,999 and 1,000,001. The name is derived from Italian, where "*mille*" was 1,000, and 1,000,000 became a "*milione*", as 'a large thousand'.

In scientific notation, the number is written as 1×10^{6} or just 10^{6}. Physical quantities can also be explained using the SI prefix "mega-" when using SI units. For example, 1 megawatt is 1,000,000 watts.

The word 'million' is common to both 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 as hyperbole, as in 'I've walked a million miles'.

*Il Milione* is the title of Marco Polo's narration of his travels in China. The name is supposed to come from Polo's nickname after his tales of riches and multitudes.

## Examples

- A millionaire is someone who owns at least one million or more units of currency.
- In computer science a megabyte is equal to a million bytes, or 1,048,576 (1,024
^{2}). - In measurement there are a million millimeters in a kilometer. There are a million meters in a megameter. (A person who travels completely around earth's equator travels 40 megameters). Also, the speed of light travels a million kilometers in around 3 seconds (See: light speed).

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