Date: | 1600-1700 |

Language: | French |

Origin: | bi- + -illion (as in million) |

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bil‧lion plural billion or billions

1HMN the number 1,000,000,000 :

The final cost could be as much as one billion dollars.

2 an extremely large number of things or people

3HMN British English old use the number 1,000,000,000,000

Definition of billion from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic NUMBERS

the topic NUMBERS

add
addition
bi-
billion
calculate
constant
D
demi-
division
eight
eleven
equal(a)
equal(v)
even
factor(n)
factor(v)
fifth
fig.
figure
five
four
fourth
gross
hundred
L
M
million
multiple
-nd
negative
nine
No.
nos.
number
O
one
pi
plot
point
positive
product
-rd
root
round
score
second
set
six
square(n)
square(v)
-st
sum
take
ten
thousand
three
tri-
twenty
twice
unit
V
X
zero

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