gillion

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gillion (ˈdʒɪljən)
 
n
(Brit) US and Canadian equivalent: billion (no longer in technical use) one thousand million
 
[C20: from g(iga-) + (m)illion]

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gillion definition

unit
/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)

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