# What does a million mean ? Definition and examples.

A million is equal to 1000 thousands. It is also the same as 999 thousands plus 1 thousand or 999 thousands, 999 **plus** 1.

We write 1 million in standard form as 1,000,000.

As you can see, it is a 1 followed by 6 zeros.

With an exponent, you can write it as 10^{6}

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