Misspelling of billion.
a thousand million: 1 followed by nine zeros, 109; a milliard
A million million: a 1 followed by twelve zeros; 1012
A very large number.
‘There were billions of people at the concert.’;
According to the French and American method of numeration, a thousand millions, or 1,000,000,000; according to the English method, a million millions, or 1,000,000,000,000. See Numeration.
the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros; in the United Kingdom the usage followed in the United States is frequently seen
the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros
denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States
denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain
A billion is a number with two distinct definitions: 1,000,000,000, i.e. one thousand million, or 109 (ten to the ninth power), as defined on the short scale.