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An indefinitely large number.
jil′lion·aire′ (jĭl′yə-nâr′) n.
jil′lionth adj. & n.
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(Mathematics) informal an extremely large number or amount: jillions of pounds.
[C20: fanciful coinage based on million, billion, etc]
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n., pl. -lions, (as after a numeral) -lion. Informal.
a vast number.
[1940–45; expressive formation based on million, etc.]
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|Noun||1.||jillion - a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole); "there were millions of flies"|
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