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billion vs. trillion

[ bil-yuhn ]
/ ˈbɪl yən /

  1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 9 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 12 zeros.
  2. a very large number: I've told you so billions of times.
[ tril-yuhn ]
/ ˈtrɪl yən /

  1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 12 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 18 zeros.

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