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English

Etymology

From French billion. From the prefix bi-, meaning two + -illion (from million); i.e. a million million.

Coined by Jehan Adam in 1475 as by-million.[1] [2] [3] Rendered as byllion by Nicolas Chuquet in 1484, in his article “Triparty en la science des nombres”.[4] [5]

Pronunciation

Cardinal number

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109
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billion

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A milliard, a thousand million: 1 followed by nine zeros, 109.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A million million: a 1 followed by twelve zeros, 1012.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A very large number.
    There were billions of people at the concert

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References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Bibliothèque St Geneviève, Paris, MS Français 3143 - original French manuscript by Jehan Adam
  2. ^ Jehan Adam, Traicté en arismetique pour la practique par gectouers… Parchemin. XVe siècle (1475).
  3. ^ Lynn Thorndike, “The Arithmetic of Jehan Adam, A.D. 1475,” Science and Thought in the Fifteenth Century
  4. ^ Chuquet, Nicolas (written 1484, published 1880). Triparty en la science des nombres (ISSN 9012-9458). Aristide Marre, Bologna (Italy), 1880.
       Idem. "Nicolas Chuquet's manuscript." Published by www.miakinen.net. URL accessed on 2008-03-01.
  5. ^ Idem. "Nicolas Chuquet's chapter." Transcription by Michael Florencetime. URL accessed on 2008-03-01.

French

Etymology

From the prefix bi-, meaning two + -illion (from million); i.e. a million million.

Coined by Jehan Adam in 1475 as by-million.[1] [2] [3] Rendered as byllion by Nicolas Chuquet in 1484, in his article “Triparty en la science des nombres”.[4] [5]

Pronunciation

Cardinal number

billion

  1. A long scale billion, 1012; a short scale trillion.

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