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gillion

/ˈdʒɪljən/
noun
1.
(Brit) (no longer in technical use) one thousand million US and Canadian equivalent billion
Word Origin
C20: from g(iga-) + (m)illion
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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gillion in Technology

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/gil'y*n/ or /jil'y*n/ (From giga- by analogy with mega/million and tera/trillion) 10^9.
Same as an American billion or a British "milliard". How one pronounces this depends on whether one speaks giga- with a hard or soft "g".
[Jargon File]
(1995-03-17)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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