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From: Mark

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2004061015:44:29
Subject: Re: confused -- it's so confusing, after all

More accurately, "these days," a billion is 1000 million in the UK, while in "not-these-days" a billion was a million million in the UK. Maybe someday a "pound" note will be called "kilogram" note instead too. Mark From: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ Definition billion noun [C] 1= 1 000 000 000: Cosmetics is a billion dollar industry. 2= UK OLD-FASHIONED 1 000 000 000 000 NOTE: This number is now called a trillion. billionaire noun [C] a person whose wealth is at least 1 000 000 000 in their country's money

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