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ˈbɪl yənbil·lion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. billion, one million million, 1000000000000noun

    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, gazillionnoun

    a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

    "there were millions of flies"

  3. billion, one thousand million, 1000000000adjective

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

  4. billionadjective

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

  5. billionadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Billionnoun

    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.]

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  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

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Numerology

  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. Nicke Widyawati:

    Starting from 2021, we will invest around $7 billion per year as these refineries (developments) are in progress.

  2. Guido Kerkhoff:

    We had also announced 850 million euros last year and reached 1 billion in the end; I don't think we'll do less than that this year.

  3. President Trump:

    It is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars, if the P.O. ‘increases its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.’ This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!

  4. Donald Trump:

    Probably it will cost me anywhere from $ 3 to $ 5 billion to be The French President, i used to get a lot of money to make speeches, now I give speeches all the time. You know what I get ? Zippo.

  5. Irwin Michael:

    We don't know what to expect at this point, although we do know that the deficit we've been forewarned should be C$25-30 billion, with a lot of it should be in infrastructure spending.

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