milliard

[ mil-yerd, -yahrd ]
/ ˈmɪl yərd, -yɑrd /

noun British.

one thousand millions; equivalent to U.S. billion.

Origin of milliard

From French, dating back to 1785–95; see origin at milli-, -ard
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milliard

/ (ˈmɪlɪˌɑːd, ˈmɪljɑːd) /

noun

British (no longer in technical use) a thousand millionUS and Canadian equivalent: billion

Word Origin for milliard

C19: from French
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