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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A thousand million (1,000,000,000).

Usage examples (6)
  • There are more than one billion stars in the galaxy.
  • Therefore we will be spending €55 billion and borrowing €20 billion+ before investing in capital projects!
  • One part per billion translates into a drop of water in an Olympic-size swimming pool.
  • Sars said the June trade balance stood at R5,6-billion from a shortfall of R302-million in May. for more
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  • A "billion" is a thousand million in the United States or a million times million in Great Britain. "Bouillon" is a clear soup, while "bullion" is uncoined gold or silver.
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