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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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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. Chen Feixiang:

    We can probably say that the trade war has officially started, if this ends at $34 billion, it will have a marginal effect on both economies, but if it escalates to $500 billion like Trump said, then it's going to have a big impact for both countries.

  2. Hong Hao:

    Around 120 billion yuan is not enough, but if leverage (more borrowing) is used, it could expand to over 500 billion yuan and that may have some effect.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    To run a credible campaign in this day and age, you do need a whole lot of money, whether the magic number is $200 million, it is $150 million, it is a lot of money, but even with that, you would be enormously outspent by the Koch Brothers candidates and the other candidates who will likely spend, in the final analysis, over $1 billion, if not two.

  4. Marianna Shapira:

    We expect that the majority of these funds will raise capital in 2015, and believe as much as $1.2 billion could be raised.

  5. Daniel Ives:

    We view this (deception technologies) as a $3 billion market over the next three years, with Israel and Silicon Valley being the epicenter of this innovation wave.

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