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Meaning of BILLION

Pronunciation:  'bilyun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (in the United States) the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros
  2. [n]  (in Britain) the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros
  3. [adj]  (U.S.) denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units; (Britain) denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units

BILLION is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: 1000000000, 1000000000000, a billion, cardinal, one million million, one thousand million
 See Also: large integer, milliard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bil"lion\, n. [F. billion, arbitrarily formed fr. L.
bis twice, in imitation of million a million. See {Million}.]
According to the French and American method of numeration, a
thousand millions, or 1,000,000,000; according to the English
method, a million millions, or 1,000,000,000,000. See

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: a billion, a crore, a lakh, a million, a myriad, a nonillion, a quadrillion, a thousand, a zillion, astronomical number, googol, googolplex, infinitude, infinity, jillion, large number, milliard, trillion, zillion