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Overview of noun billion

The noun billion has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) billion, one million million, 1000000000000

(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)

2. million, billion, trillion, zillion, jillion, gazillion

(a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole); "there were millions of flies")

3. billion, one thousand million, 1000000000

(the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros)


Overview of adj billion

The adj billion has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (4) billion

(denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States)

2. billion

(denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain)

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