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billion

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noun bil·lion \ˈbi(l)-yən\

Simple Definition of billion

  • : the number 1,000,000,000 : one thousand million

  • : a very large amount or number

  • : the number 1,000,000,000,000

Full Definition of billion

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 :  a very large number

billion adjective
bil·lionth play \-yən(t)th\ adjective or noun

Examples of billion

  1. We could see a billion stars in the sky.



Origin of billion

French, from bi- + -illion (as in million)


First Known Use: 1834

Rhymes with billion



BILLIONTH Defined for Kids

1

billionth

adjective bil·lionth \ˈbil-yənth\

Definition of billionth

  1. :  being last in a series of a billion




2

billionth

noun bil·lion

Definition of billionth

  1. :  number 1,000,000,000 in a series





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