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[mil-yerd, -yahrd] /ˈmɪl yərd, -yɑrd/

noun, British.
one thousand millions; equivalent to U.S. billion.
/ˈmɪlɪˌɑːd; ˈmɪljɑːd/
(Brit) (no longer in technical use) a thousand million US and Canadian equivalent billion

“one thousand million,” 1793, from French milliard (16c.), from million (see million) with change of suffix.


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