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meanings of billion


  1. A thousand million (1,000 × 1,000^2): 1 followed by nine zeros, 10^9; a milliard.
  2. An unspecified very large number.
  3. A million million (1,000,000^2): a 1 followed by twelve zeros; 10^12.