milliard

milliard

[mil-yerd, -yahrd]
noun British.
one thousand millions; equivalent to U.S. billion.

Origin:
1785–95; < French; see milli-, -ard

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milliard (ˈmɪlɪˌɑːd, ˈmɪljɑːd)
 
n
(Brit) US and Canadian equivalent: billion (no longer in technical use) a thousand million
 
[C19: from French]

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milliard
"one thousand million," 1793, from Fr. milliard, from million with change of suffix.
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