Definition of Billion

1. Noun. The number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros; in the United Kingdom the usage followed in the United States is frequently seen.




2. Adjective. Denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States.
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Similar to: Cardinal

3. Noun. A very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole). "There were millions of flies"

4. Adjective. Denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain.

5. Noun. The number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros.
Exact synonyms: 1000000000, One Thousand Million
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: Large Integer
Specialized synonyms: Milliard

Definition of Billion

1. n. 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 Numeration.

Definition of Billion

1. Cardinal numeral. (US modern British & Australian short scale) A milliard, a thousand million: 1 followed by nine zeros, 109. ¹

2. Cardinal numeral. (context: obsolete British & Australian w:Long and short scales long scale) A million million: a 1 followed by twelve zeros, 1012. ¹

3. Cardinal numeral. (context: colloquial plural) A very large number. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Billion

1. a number [n -S]

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Literary usage of Billion

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1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"PERSONAL INCOMES IN USA rsonal incomes in the United States rose from -j billion In 1060 to $417-410 1961 and further 1963 actual ..."

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