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The number $1,000,000 = 10^6$. While one million in America means the same thing as one million in Britain, the words Billion, Trillion, etc., refer to different numbers in the two naming systems. While Americans may say ``Thanks a million'' to express gratitude, Norwegians offer ``Thanks a thousand'' (``tusen takk'').

See also Billion, Large Number, Milliard, Thousand, Trillion

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