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ˈbɪl yənbil·lion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. billion, one million million, 1000000000000(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. million, billion, trillion, zillion, jillion, gazillion(noun)

    a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

    "there were millions of flies"

  3. billion, one thousand million, 1000000000(adj)

    the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros

  4. billion(adj)

    denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States

  5. billion(adj)

    denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Billion(noun)

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Billion

    bil′yun, n. a million or thousand thousand of millions (1,000,000,000,000); or, according to the French method of numeration, one thousand millions (1,000,000,000). [L. bi-, twice, and Million.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'billion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2140

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'billion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3868

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'billion' in Nouns Frequency: #913

How to pronounce billion?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of billion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of billion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of billion in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    They're spending $ 110 billion on military equipment and on things that create jobs... for this country, i don't like the concept of stopping an investment of $ 110 billion into the United States, because you know what they're going to do ? They're going to take that money and spend it in Russia or China or someplace else.

  2. Gareth Mostyn:

    If they have a choice between a diamond that was created three billion years ago by nature and one grown in a factory last week, customers want the real thing.

  3. Frank Pallone:

    Yes we need another $250 billion, but I don't want it to just go out under the same rules. There have got to be some changes so little guys can access it.

  4. South African:

    There is also close collaboration between the AU team and the World Bank to ensure that member states are able to access about $5 billion either to buy more vaccines or pay for delivery of vaccines committed on their behalf by Afreximbank.

  5. Matthias Mueller:

    The 6.5 billion (euros) apply to the recall, i can only speculate about any further provisions. Should there be a change in sales volumes, we would react rapidly.

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