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

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Speaking generally, Wayne County Friend of the Court Erin Lincoln said an automated billing system could explain why an inmate would receive bills at a prison address without having their case reviewed and adjusted. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "Some Michigan prisoners rack up tens of thousands in debt. It's avoidable.," 5 Sep. 2019 The contract was needed, city officials said, to fix the utility’s billing system after hundreds of thousands of customers were overcharged. Dakota Smith, Los Angeles Times, "A city auditor was investigating DWP contracts. She says she was warned not to be ‘thorough’," 5 Sep. 2019 Bypassing his own firm’s billing system, Mr. Craig submitted a new invoice for that amount, although the firm had already collected more than three times that sum from Mr. Pinchuk, routed through offshore bank accounts controlled by Mr. Manafort. New York Times, "Trial of High-Powered Lawyer Gregory Craig Exposes Seamy Side of Washington’s Elite," 26 Aug. 2019 Opting out is free, provided it is done within the first few billing cycles (usually within 60 days). Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "City of San Diego invites 7 cities and the county to join a regional community choice energy agency," 12 Aug. 2019 The restoration of the billing system is a landmark in the recovery from the attack, which involved hackers breaking into the computer network, locking up files and demanding a ransom. Ian Duncan,, "Here’s what you need to know about those large water bills Baltimore residents are finally getting," 8 Aug. 2019 Your first 12 billing cycles come with 0% APR, and then, based on your credit worthiness, move into a variable 17.24% to 25.24% rate after that. Danny Nelson, USA TODAY, "The best credit cards for college students," 22 July 2019 And you’ll be charged for another month at the end of your current billing cycle. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "MoviePass is un-canceling people’s accounts," 14 Aug. 2018 Among them is a challenge by a group of consumers suing PHI’s air ambulance division over its billing practices., "Consumers warned of fake websites for Equifax settlement," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of billing

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for billing

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