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I think the Space Shuttle is worth one billion dollars a launch. I think that it is worth two billion dollars for what it does. I think the Shuttle is worth it for the work it does.
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Meaning of "billion" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BILLION

From French, from bi-1 + -llion as in million.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BILLION

billion  [ˈbɪljən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BILLION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Billion can act as a noun and a determiner.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

WHAT DOES BILLION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Billion

Billion may refer to: In numbers: ▪ Long and short scales ▪ 1,000,000,000,000, one million million, 1012, in the long scale ▪ 1,000,000,000, one thousand million, 109, in the short scale In other usage: ▪ Billion, a modem manufacturer ▪ Golden billion, a Russian term for the wealthy people of the developed world ▪ Jack Billion, the 2006 Democratic Party candidate for governor of South Dakota ▪ Mr. Billion, 1977 film by Jonathan Kaplan ▪ Billion laughs, XML parser vulnerability...

Definition of billion in the English dictionary

The first definition of billion in the dictionary is one thousand million: it is written as 1 000 000 000 or 109. Other definition of billion is one million million: it is written as 1 000 000 000 000 or 1012. Billion is also any exceptionally large number.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BILLION


alien
ˈeɪljən
Brazilian
brəˈzɪljən
carillon
kəˈrɪljən
Castilian
kæˈstɪljən
civilian
sɪˈvɪljən
cotillon
kəˈtɪljən
gazillion
ɡəˈzɪljən
jillion
ˈdʒɪljən
million
ˈmɪljən
multibillion
ˈmʌltɪˈbɪljən
multimillion
ˈmʌltɪˈmɪljən
pavilion
pəˈvɪljən
pillion
ˈpɪljən
postillion
pɒˈstɪljən
quintillion
kwɪnˈtɪljən
tourbillion
tʊəˈbɪljən
trillion
ˈtrɪljən
vermilion
vəˈmɪljən
vermillion
vəˈmɪljən
zillion
ˈzɪljən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BILLION

billhook
billiard
billiard ball
billiard cue
billiard table
billiards
billies
billing
Billings method
billingsgate
billionaire
billionth
Billiton
billman
billon
billow
billowiness
billowing
billowy
billposter

WORDS THAT END LIKE BILLION

bullion
Champollion
cotillion
gillion
gone a million
Great Rebellion
hallion
hellion
lion
medallion
mullion
parts per million
rapscallion
rebellion
rullion
scallion
scullion
skillion
stallion
the Great Rebellion
the Jacobite Rebellion

Synonyms and antonyms of billion in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «billion» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BILLION

Find out the translation of billion to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of billion from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «billion» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

十亿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mil millones
570 millions of speakers

English

billion
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अरब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِلْيَار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

миллиард
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bilhão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিলিয়ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

milliard
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bilion
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Milliarde
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

10億
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

10억
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Milyar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tỷ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பில்லியன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अब्ज
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

milyar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

miliardo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

miliard
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мільярд
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

miliard
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δισεκατομμύριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

miljard
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

miljard
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

milliard
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of billion

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BILLION»

The term «billion» is very widely used and occupies the 6.215 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BILLION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «billion» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «billion» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about billion

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10 QUOTES WITH «BILLION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word billion.
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Richard Branson
If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.
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John O. Brennan
Why should a great and powerful nation like the United States allow its relationship with more than a billion Muslims around the world to be defined by the narrow hatred and nihilistic actions of an exceptionally small minority of Muslims?
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Bob Brown
Exxon, Coca-Cola, BHP Billiton and News Corporation have much more say in organising the global agenda than the planet's 5 billion mature-age voters without a ballot box.
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Zbigniew Brzezinski
Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers.
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Edward Burtynsky
The bigger question is how does a rogue species called humans - whose population just blew through the seven billion mark on it's way to nine billion members - manage to survive the next century on a planet with finite resources, without destroying its delicate balance in the process.
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Paul Cellucci
There is $1.4 billion a day in trade that goes back and forth across the border. That means millions of jobs and livelihoods for families here in Canada and for families in the United States.
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James Chanos
There's almost 70 billion in square feet under construction in high rises in commercial, residential and light manufacturing. And we estimate about 30 billion square feet, and that's with a 'B,' is commercial, that we would just consider office space. To put that in perspective, that's a 5x5-foot cubicle for every man, woman and child in China.
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Steven Curtis Chapman
If only 7 percent of the 2 billion Christians in the world would care for a single orphan in distress, there would effectively be no more orphans. If everybody would be willing to simply do something to care for one of these precious treasures, I think we would be amazed by just how much we could change the world.
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Joe Conason
Not surprisingly, some of the super-rich declined to join the Patriotic Millionaires when the Agenda Project reached out to them. At least two airily dismissed the Bush tax cuts for millionaires and above - which will cost well over $700 billion over the coming decade - as small potatoes.
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Pete Conrad
I think the Space Shuttle is worth one billion dollars a launch. I think that it is worth two billion dollars for what it does. I think the Shuttle is worth it for the work it does.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BILLION»

Discover the use of billion in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to billion and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing ...
The Bottom Billion is an elegant and impassioned synthesis from one of the world's leading experts on Africa and poverty. It was hailed as "the best non-fiction book so far this year" by Nicholas Kristoff of The New York Times.
Paul Collier, 2008
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Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability
Blending a concise history of cars and their impact on the world, leading transportation experts Daniel Sperling and Deborah Gordon explain how we arrived at this state, and what we can do about it.
Daniel Sperling, Deborah Gordon, 2009
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A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the Internet Tells Us About ...
The Book on Sex Want to know what really turns your partner on? A Billion Wicked Thoughts offers the clearest picture ever of the differences between male and female sexuality and the teeming diversity of human desire.
Ogi Ogas, Sai Gaddam, 2011
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One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing ...
A blueprint for doing business successfully in the rapidly growing Chinese consumer market shares insight into China's remarkable emergence as a global economic power, the nation's seemingly contradictory business practices, and the ...
James McGregor, 2007
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A Billion Reasons Why
But what if there’s more? What if God’s desire for her is a heart full of life? And what if that’s what Luc has offered all along? "Katie and Luc dance off the pages of this book, making you fall in love with them and New Orleans.
Kristin Billerbeck, 2011
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When A Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind -- ...
When a Billion Chinese Jump is a road journey into the future of our species.
Jonathan S. Watts, 2010
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We Never Went to the Moon: America's Thirty Billion Dollar ...
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; How this book came to be written; Elements of Rocket Propulsion; U.S. Government Experience in Secret Operations; the Search for Apollo Secrets; the Apollo Project as Political Expediency; Steps to ...
Bill Kaysing, Randy Reid, 1997
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The Billion-Dollar Molecule: The Quest for the Perfect Drug
This inside account of Vertex, a start-up pharmaceutical company, conveys the exciting drama being played out in the pioneering and enormously profitable field of drug research.
Barry Werth, 1995
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Six Billion Plus: World Population in the Twenty-first Century
This fully updated edition will be an invaluable resource for all readers concerned with the intertwined issues of population, environment, and health.
K. Bruce Newbold, 2007
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Evolution: The First Four Billion Years
An introduction to evolutionary biology spans evolutionary science from its inception to its latest findings, covering discoveries, philosophy, and history.
Michael Ruse, Joseph Travis, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BILLION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term billion is used in the context of the following news items.
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Warren Buffett Unleashes Another $2.8 Billion Donation
Berkshire Hathaway's class b stock closed at $137.39 per share Thursday, making the gift worth $2.84 billion. He gave away about $2.8 billion ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
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Saudi Arabia to Invest up to $10 Billion in Russia
MOSCOW—Saudi Arabia has signed a commitment to invest up to $10 billion in Russia, the Russian Direct Investment Fund said Monday. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
How a 'billion dollar spy' stole Soviet secrets and helped the US Air …
In early 1977, the new president, Jimmy Carter, and his CIA director, Adm. Stansfield Turner, were both fascinated by spy satellites, especially ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
German Media Titans ProSiebenSat.1, Axel Springer in $16 Billion
ProSieben, which is worth around Euros 9.7 billion ($10.7 billion), owns a network of TV channels that had a 28.9% share of Germany's free-TV ... «Variety, Jul 15»
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Seritage Shares Rise in Market Debut, Raises $1.6 Billion in Rights …
Seritage Growth, structured as a real-estate investment trust, plans to use the proceeds of the offering to fund in part its $2.72 billion purchase of ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
6
China brokerages shift around $20 billion to stabilization fund …
The 21 brokerages transferred a total of over 128 billion yuan into the ... using a combined 2.16 billion yuan of their own capital, to stabilize the ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
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Temasek's Assets Rise to Record S$266 Billion on Equity Rallies
The value of Temasek's holdings increased 19 percent to a record S$266 billion ($197 billion) during the 12 months ended March 31, ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
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How BP's $18.7-Billion Oil Spill Settlement Could Help the Gulf of …
Oil company BP agreed on July 2 to pay US$18.7 billion to settle civil lawsuits over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. «Scientific American, Jul 15»
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Look Out World Economy: Greece Is €52 Billion in the Hole, But …
Greece is having a rough summer: The small country has defaulted on 1.6 billion euros in debt and has voted 'No' on a referendum on a debt ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
10
Biogen's Billion-Dollar Bet on Gene Therapy
... that brought $1 billion to Juno for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells and further validated the potential in immune-oncology, the Biogen ... «Barron's, Jul 15»

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