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## bil·lion

(bĭl′yən)
n.
1. The cardinal number equal to 109.
2. Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 1012.
3. An indefinitely large number.

[French, a million million : blend of bi-, second power; see bi-1 and million.]

## billion

(ˈbɪljən)
n, pl -lions or -lion
1. (Mathematics) one thousand million: it is written as 1 000 000 000 or 109
2. (Mathematics) (formerly, in Britain) one million million: it is written as 1 000 000 000 000 or 1012
3. (often plural) any exceptionally large number
determiner
(preceded by a or a cardinal number)
a. amounting to a billion: it seems like a billion years ago.
b. (as pronoun): we have a billion here.
[C17: from French, from bi-1 + -llion as in million]

## bil•lion

(ˈbɪl yən)

n., pl. -lions, (as after a numeral) -lion, n.
1. a cardinal number represented by 1 followed by 9 zeroes; a thousand millions.
2. (in Great Britain) a cardinal number represented by 1 followed by 12 zeroes; a million millions.
3. any vaguely large number: I've told you a billion times.
4. equal in number to a billion.
[1680–90; < French]

## billion

A billion is a thousand million, or 1,000,000,000.

The website gets almost a billion visits each month.

Be Careful!
Don't add '-s' to billion when you put another number in front of it.

In January 1977, there were 4 billion people in the world.

## billion

(bil) A number equal to 109.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 billion - 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 seenBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdomlarge integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten 2 billion - a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole); "there were millions of flies"large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude 3 billion - the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zerosU.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776large integer - an integer equal to or greater than tenmilliard - a billion; "in England they call one thousand million a milliard" Adj. 1 billion - denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United StatesU.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers" 2 billion - denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great BritainBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdomcardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
Translations
بليونمليارمِلْيَار
biliómiliard
miliardamiliardyv počtu bilionubilionbilión
milliardbillion
duilionomiliardo
miljard
miljardibiljoona
milijarda
GB billiómilliárd
biljón ; miljarîurbiljón; miljarîur
10億
10억
bilijonasbilijonas doleriųbilijonas svarųbilijoninismilijardas
miljarda-miljardsmiljardu-
miliard
biliónbiliónovýmiliardamiliardový
milijarda
miljardbiljon
พันล้าน
milyarmilyontrilyonbir milyar dolar/sterlin
مِلْيُن
tỷ

## billion

[ˈbɪlɪən] N (billion or billions (pl)) (= thousand million) → mil millones mpl (Brit) (o.f.) (= million million) → billón m
I've told you a billion timeste lo he dicho infinidad de veces

## billion

[ˈbɪljən] n
(= one thousand million) → milliard m
(British) (= one million million) → billion m (million de millions)
billions of (= a huge number of) → des milliards de

## billion

nMilliarde f; (dated Brit) → Billion f; billions of … (inf)tausende or Tausende von …

## billion

[ˈbɪljən] nmiliardo (Brit) (old) → mille miliardi

## billion

(ˈbiljən) plurals ˈbillion (1 ~3), ˈbillions (2, ~3) – noun
1. often in the United Kingdom, the number 1,000,000,000,000; in the United States, and often in the United Kingdom, the number 1,000,000,000. a billion; several billion.
2. often in the United Kingdom, the figure 1,000,000,000,000; in the United States, and often in the United Kingdom, the figure 1,000,000,000.
3. a billion pounds or dollars. The sum involved amounts to several billion(s).
often in the United Kingdom, 1,000,000,000,000 in number; in the United States and often in the United Kingdom, 1,000,000,000 in number. a few billion stars.
billionaire (ˌbiljəˈneə(r)) noun
a very rich person who has more than a billion dollars, pounds etc. He's not just a millionaire – he's a billionaire!
ˈbillionth noun
one of a billion equal parts.

## billion

miliarda milliard miljardi milijarda 10億 10억 miljard พันล้าน tỷ
References in classic literature ?
No," replied Barbicane, "because the terrestrial atmosphere absorbs four-tenths of the solar heat; besides, the quantity of heat intercepted by the earth is but a billionth part of the entire radiation.
Measuring the relative differences between those speeds can yield temperature changes within the disk to 30 billionths of a degree.
Physicists noted their invention enabled them to measure temperature differences to 30 billionths of a degree in a second.
8 billionths of a gram of insulin per cell, whereas the cells from "Snapin-on" mice released 7.
Finally, make sure all these experiences of thousandths, millionths, and billionths are sensibly linked with neatly made and labelled place-value columns, and with calculator displays, both using decimal notation.
At 7 zeptograms, or billionths of a trillionth of a gram, this mass is comparable to that of many small proteins important in functions such as cell-to-cell signaling, Roukes notes.
Scientists have measured the briefest interval of time ever recorded -an event lasting less than ten million billionths of a second.
A nanometer is around 40 billionths of an inch--about five atoms placed side by side.

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