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    billion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word billion

    Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
    Example Sentence
    • there were millions of flies
    Definition
    (noun) the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros Definition
    (adj) denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States Definition
    (adj) denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for billion

Turn the first letter "b" upside down and it becomes a "9", which is how many zeroes in a billion.

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