Billion vs Dillion - What's the difference?

billion | dillion |

As a noun dillion is

(slang|hyperbole) an unspecified large number (of).

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  • A milliard, a thousand million: 1 followed by nine zeros, 109.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=No hiding place
  • , date=2013-05-25, volume=407, issue=8837, page=74, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result.}}
  • A million million: a 1 followed by twelve zeros, 1012.
  • (colloquial, in the plural, hyperbole) A very large number.
  • See also

    * (short scale) Previous': million. ' Next trillion: * (long scale) Previous': milliard. ' Next billiard: * ISO prefix: giga-

    Derived terms

    * billionaire




    (en noun)
  • (slang, hyperbole) An unspecified large number (of).
  • * 1982 , Roald Dahl, The BFG
  • 'The human bean,' the Giant went on, 'is coming in dillions of different flavours.
  • * 2012 , Gretel Killeen, My Sister's a Yo-Yo
  • He'd been sitting in the car for a dillion years waiting for his mother to find her glasses.
  • * 2014 , Lev Grossman, The Magician's Land
  • You have like a dillion books here, probably nobody would have even looked at it.


    * See also .