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**"Billion"**a big freak'n number

a difficult number to comprehend A trillion is even more difficult

a difficult number to comprehend, but an advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases

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.

A number represented as a 1 followed by nine zeros (1,000,000,000). If you have a bucket that holds 10 thousand marbles, you would need 100 thousand of those same buckets to hold a billion marbles! That's a lot of marbles

One-thousand million, 109 , in the USA only; elsewhere a million million, or 1012. A to F | G to L | M to R | S to Z

Silver and copper alloy with equal proportions by weight. Primarily used to make low denomination coins.

A very low grade silver, which contains more than 50% copper alloy. Billion has been used for coinage since very early times, usually for debased coins. Blank - This is another term for planchet or flan: the circular piece of metal, of the size and weight of the finished coin, prior to its striking. Blanks are now stamped out by machine whereas in early times they were customarily cut with special shears from a cob of metal.

a serious over-estimate

A "billion" in the U.S.A. means 1,000,000,000 (1e9); The British version of one billion means 1e12.

a pile of money

1 billion = 1 000 000 000.