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Billion

1. One thousand million in the short scale numbering system.

2. One million million in the long scale number system. This number is known, perhaps more commonly, as one trillion.
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But it's amazing to think Lila could be the seven billionth person in the world.
The one-off tin is sitting on a shelf somewhere in Britain - with a red logo on the lid declaring: "This is the eight billionth can."
Tim Dee, chair of the judges panel and a chief producer for BBC Radio, said: "Paul Farley's Liverpool Disappears for a Billionth of a Second has a title that sounds like an indy song, but the cleverness and originality of its idea is wholly Paul Farley's own.
John Vincent, for Union Snacks, said: "When including our flagship brand, Penn State Pretzels, and the pretzels we make for supermarket own-brand labels, we have now passed the billionth mark.
BHP Billiton, a producer of major commodities, including aluminium, coal, copper, iron ore, manganese, nickel, silver and uranium, announced on Wednesday that it has shipped its one billionth tonne of iron ore to Japan.
"So that means the barrage might come back later all at once," he wrote.witter took four years to reach its 10 billionth tweet, in March this year, and less than five months to double it.
The store had hit the 5 billionth iTunes download about a year and a half ago.
Researchers report that they have engineered a pipette that can dispense solutions at volumes of a billionth of a billionth of a liter.
Can sales within Europe fell slightly but picked up since April as Rexam benefited from its strong position in the energy drinks market and recently made its ten billionth can for Red Bull
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-1 July 2002-One billionth PC sold (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Provider of mobile computing solutions Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today announced the milestone of selling its 1.5 billionth Series 40 mobile phone.
AT some point this year, a woman will give birth to the planet's seven billionth person.