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Definition 1: the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for billion in the sense of this definition

(billion is a kind of ...) an integer equal to or greater than ten

(... is a kind of billion ) a billion

"in England they call one thousand million a milliard"

(billion belongs to a domain located in ...) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for billion in the sense of this definition

(billion is a kind of ...) an integer equal to or greater than ten

(billion belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 3: a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole) - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where billion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there were millions of flies

Synonyms for billion in the sense of this definition

(billion is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

Definition 4: denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(billion is similar to ...) being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order

"cardinal numbers"

(billion belongs to a domain located in ...) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

Definition 5: denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(billion is similar to ...) being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order

"cardinal numbers"

(billion belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

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