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Meaning of GILLION

 
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/gil'y*n/ or /jil'y*n/ (From giga- by analogy with mega/million and tera/trillion) 10^9.

Same as an American billion or a British "milliard". How one pronounces this depends on whether one speaks giga- with a hard or soft "g".

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