(Brit) (no longer in technical use) one thousand million US and Canadian equivalent billion
/gil’y*n/ or /jil’y*n/ (From giga- by analogy with mega/million and tera/trillion) 10^9.
Same as an American billion or a British “milliard”. How one pronounces this depends on whether one speaks giga- with a hard or soft “g”.
/ˈdʒɪlɪŋəm/ noun 1. a town in SE England, in Medway unitary authority, Kent, on the Medway estuary: former dockyards. Pop: 98 403 (2001)
[gil] /gɪl/ noun 1. a curtainlike net, suspended vertically in the water, with meshes of such a size as to catch by the gills a fish that has thrust its head through. /ɡɪl/ noun 1. (fishing) a net suspended vertically in the water to trap fish by their gills in its meshes
[gil-net] /ˈgɪlˌnɛt/ verb (used with object), gillnetted, gillnetting. 1. to catch (a fish) with a gill net.
[gil-oh-ver-th uh-ground, -ground] /ˈgɪlˌoʊ vər ðəˌgraʊnd, -ˈgraʊnd/ noun 1. .