bill·​ing | \ ˈbi-liŋ How to pronounce billing (audio) \

Definition of billing

1 : advertising or public promotion (as of a product or personality) also : relative prominence of a name in such promotion got top billing
2 : total amount of business or investments (as of an advertising agency) within a given period

Examples of billing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hackers stole customer data from Barnes & Noble including billing and email addresses as well as order history. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Is Netflix recreating the old broadcast TV network?," 16 Oct. 2020 Here, there is no access to Zoom, except on a cellphone, no Netflix or online billing. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, "Teleworking in a parking lot. School on a flash drive. The coronavirus prompts new urgency for rural Internet access.," 14 Oct. 2020 Georgetown's Corlette also noted that hospital billing departments are adjusting to processing COVID-19 claims. CBS News, "Patients getting slammed by surprise costs related to COVID-19," 12 Oct. 2020 Attackers target patient and billing records, as well as equipment such as magnetic resonance imaging machines. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "Hackers Eye Their Next Targets, From Schools to Cars," 8 Oct. 2020 The city manages water meter reading and billing for the county under a long-standing agreement. Talia Richman,, "Baltimore to outsource part of city, county water billing operations after sustained ‘struggles’," 7 Oct. 2020 Whited was an accounting associate for the Austin Public Library and was responsible for making and approving purchases, cash receipts, billing and other accounting transactions, the report said. David Williams, CNN, "A former Austin Library employee is accused of stealing $1.3M in printer toner," 6 Oct. 2020 But customers with more complicated billing arrangements will be folded in the following month. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Five-city community choice energy program rollout extended to January 2022," 6 Oct. 2020 Typically, a fullz includes the holder’s full name and billing address; card number, expiration date and security code; and often a Social Security number and birth date. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Boom! Hacked page on mobile phone website is stealing customers’ card data," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of billing

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for billing

bill entry 5

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The first known use of billing was in 1875

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21 Oct 2020

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“Billing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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