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milliard

[mil-yerd, -yahrd] /ˈmɪl yərd, -yɑrd/
noun, British
1.
one thousand millions; equivalent to U.S. billion.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < French; see milli-, -ard
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milliard

/ˈmɪlɪˌɑːd; ˈmɪljɑːd/
noun
1.
(Brit) (no longer in technical use) a thousand million US and Canadian equivalent billion
Word Origin
C19: from French
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Word Origin and History for milliard
n.

"one thousand million," 1793, from French milliard (16c.), from million (see million) with change of suffix.

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