**In figures, 1 million is written as 1 followed by six zeros, or 1,000,000.** This number is easily understood as one thousand times one thousand. The word "million" is from the Italian "millione," which means "thousand."

Another way of expressing 1 million is using the Roman numeral system, wherein 1 million is written as a capital letter M with a bar on top. The letter M has a value of 1,000, and placing a bar on top of it multiplies the value with another 1,000.

One million can be better visualized using paper money. A dollar bill weighs 1 gram, so 1 million one-dollar bills weigh 1 ton. Using the unit of time, 1 million seconds is equal to 11.57 days.