Associations to the word «Billion»

Dictionary definition

BILLION, 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.
BILLION, noun. A very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole); "there were millions of flies".
BILLION, noun. The number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros.
BILLION, adjective. Denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States.
BILLION, adjective. Denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain.

Wise words

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