Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of chiliad in English:
- You made my life one breathless thrill then left me on this lonely bed, with no instructions how to fill the chiliads of hours ahead.
- One of my first projects was to turn my attention to the decreasing frequency of primes, to which end I counted the primes in several chiliads and recorded the results on the attached white pages.
- Gauss (who was a prodigious calculator) told a friend that whenever he had a spare 15 minutes he would spend it in counting the primes in a ‘chiliad’.
Late Middle English: from late Latin chilias, chiliad- 'a thousand years', from Greek khilias, khiliad-, from khilioi 'thousand'.
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