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billion

[Fr. bi, two, + million, million]
1. In the U.S., billion is a number equal to 1 followed by 9 zeros (1,000,000,000) or (109).
2. In Europe, billion is a number equal to 1 followed by 12 zeros (1012), that is, bi-million, or twice the number of zeros in a million (106).
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The drivers celebrate being off the buses, top TICKET TO RICHES Winners, from left, Dave Mead, Charles Gillion, Stephen Derrick, Charles Connor, Jim Patton, Chris Smith, Ally Spence, Derek Wilson, John Noakes, Alex Robertson and Neil Tayton celebrate.
This epic romance, which chronicles the hero Gillion de Trazegnies' eventful pilgrimage to Egypt from his family seat in Hainaut, was commissioned by Louis de Gruuthuse, an advisor to the Duke of Burgundy.
Social Security Pensions: Development and Reform, by Colin Gillion, John Turner, Clive Bailey, and Denis Latulippe, 2000, Geneva: International Labour Office
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The Scottish Parliament would be a very different and lesser place without women like Margaret Curran, Karen Gillion, Pauline McNeil and Johanne Lamont.
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As for the Chatsworth chivalric romance, a copy of The Deeds of Sir Gillion de Trazegnies in the Middle East, illuminated in Antwerp or Bruges and dated 1464, was acquired by the J.
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But Oakvale remained strong and two goals from man of the match Gillion earned them the trophy.
The firm has also made a number of significant hires, bringing in Peter Rosher, Frederic Gillion and Eugenie Berthet from Clifford Chance, Fenwick Elliott and Marcus & Partners respectively.
Meriam's recruitment follows the appointment of senior international arbitration specialists Helena Chen in Beijing from Formosan Brothers, John Gilbert from BP and Fred Gillion, who has significant experience in North African matters, from Clifford Chance in Paris.
TEACHER Margaret Jellett received her award from a woman who knows just how important driving the hate out of Ulster is - Omagh bomb victim Donna-Marie Gillion.