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billion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word billion

Definition
(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
Definition
(noun) a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
Example Sentence
  • there were millions of flies

Definition
(noun) the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros
Definition
(adj) denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States
Definition
(adj) denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for billion

Turn the first letter "b" upside down and it becomes a "9", which is how many zeroes in a billion.
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