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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Milliard  \Mil`liard"\,  n.  [F.,  from  mille,  mil,  thousand,  L. 
  mille.] 
  A  thousand  millions;  --  called  also  {billion}.  See  {Billion}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billion  \Bil"lion\,  n.  [F.  billion,  arbitrarily  formed  fr  L. 
  bis  twice,  in  imitation  of  million  a  million.  See  {Million}.] 
  According  to  the  French  and  American  method  of  numeration,  a 
  thousand  millions,  or  1,000,000,000;  according  to  the  English 
  method,  a  million  millions,  or  1,000,000,000,000.  See 
  {Numeration}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  billion 
  adj  :  (U.S.)  denoting  a  quantity  consisting  of  one  thousand 
  million  items  or  units;  (Britain)  denoting  a  quantity 
  consisting  of  one  million  million  items  or  units  [syn: 
  {a  billion}] 
  n  1:  (in  Britain)  the  number  that  is  represented  as  a  one 
  followed  by  12  zeros  [syn:  {one  million  million},  {1000000000000}] 
  2:  (in  the  United  States)  the  number  that  is  represented  as  a 
  one  followed  by  9  zeros  [syn:  {one  thousand  million},  {1000000000}] 




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