Origin of billion
OTHER WORDS FROM billionbillionth, adjective, noun
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How to use billion in a sentence
Moderna had promised to make up to a billion doses during 2021.The next act for messenger RNA could be bigger than covid vaccines|David Rotman|February 5, 2021|MIT Technology Review
At just a few parts per billion—a range similar to our natural noses—the biohybrid “nose” was able to reliably pick up the smell, with over 90 percent accuracy.Scientists Made a Biohybrid Nose Using Cells From Mosquitoes|Shelly Fan|January 26, 2021|Singularity Hub
In the world of Big Tech there has long been a important obsession about getting the internet to the “next billion” people.Google’s ambitious Loon internet balloon project has crash-landed|Socrates Mbamalu|January 22, 2021|Quartz
Even a few hundred billion galaxies means there’s an entire galaxy out there for every star in the Milky Way.How Many Galaxies Are in the Universe? A New Answer From the Darkest Sky Ever Observed|Jason Dorrier|January 15, 2021|Singularity Hub
A former financier with the multi-billion dollar investment firm, Citadel, Hathiramani sees Flockjay, and the business of tech sales as a way for a number of people to transform their lives.Want a job in tech? Flockjay pitches its sales training service as an on-ramp to tech careers|Jonathan Shieber|January 15, 2021|TechCrunch
Using standard methods, the cost of printing DNA could run upwards of a billion dollars or more, depending on the strand.
And as a bonus, they send home more than $20 billion in remittances each year.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The amount of vanished bitcoins was 650,000 BTC (or 24.7 billion yen).Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘an Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Why else would $4 billion have been spent on the midterm election?
Among other things, the bill appropriates $1.1 trillion in funding—including over $550 billion for the Department of Defense.
Expenditure for new manufacturing plant and equipment exceeded one billion dollars in one recent seven-year period.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
He had never imagined wild flowers by the billion, nor such a harmonious variety of color.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Oh, it's worth a billion milrays to look upon a live person again!A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Well, I'll just bet you a million billion dollars He can't make a trolley car go in two directions at the same time.The Boy Grew Older|Heywood Broun
"Over three and a half billion eggs and small fish were distributed last year, if I remember rightly," was the reply.The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for billion
- amounting to a billionit seems like a billion years ago
- (as pronoun)we have a billion here