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billion

bil·lion

billion

pronunciation:
bIl yn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the number represented by the Arabic numeral 1,000,000,000.
You write one billion with nine zeros.
definition 2: the product of multiplying one thousand by one million.
definition 3: a very large unspecified number.
I bet there's a billion spiders in that old attic.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being one billion in number.
The jets cost over a billion dollars.
definition 2: being a very large unspecified number.
I have a billion things to do today.There must have been a billion people at the bus station.
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