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Billion

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A billion is equal to 109 = 1,000,000,000.[1] Like a million, a billion is often used as an exaggeration to mean an indefinitely large number.

In the long scale, 109 is called milliard, whereas "billion" refers to 1012. These definitions are no longer used in English-speaking countries, but there are equivalents in other languages such as French and German.

Other names for this number are gillion[2] (from giga-, in Rowlett's Greek-based system) and tretillion[3] (by Aarex Tiaokhiao).

Aarex Tiaokhiao calls this number noovol, 9-noogol[4], or goonaolheptault, and it's equal to a(10,100,0)x[7] in Aarex's Array Notation.[5]

Username5243 calls this number niloogolsextiplex or goonvol, and it's equal to 10[1]9 in Username5243's Array Notation.[6]

This number is called one arab in the Indian number system[7].

Examples Edit

  • One billion seconds is roughly 31.7 years, and billion minutes is close to two millenia. 12:32 AM, April 29, 1902 marked exactly one billion minutes from 1 A.D.
  • The internet contains more than a billion webpages.[8]
  • It would take 951 years for a faucet running on full power to waste a billion gallons of water.[8]
  • Gangnam Style, a hit single/music video by Korean rapper PSY, became the first YouTube video to reach 1 billion views in December 2012. As of June 2014, it is the most viewed video on YouTube, with about 2 billion views.[9] On the other hand, Disney's Frozen is about 0.4 billion as of January 2015.
  • The world population is around seven billion.
  • The SI prefix giga- multiplies by one billion.
  • You could make 1000 sand castles each containing a million grains of sand with 1 billion grains of sand.
  • The oldest billionaire of all time was Walter Haefner who died at the age of 101.

Sources Edit

  1. Billion at Wolfram MathWorld
  2. Rowlett, Russ. Names for Large Numbers. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  3. Aarex Tiaokhiao's illion numbers
  4. Part 1 (LAN) - Aarex Googology
  5. AAN Numbers - P1 - Aarex Googology
  6. Part 1 - My Large Numbers
  7. [1]
  8. 8.0 8.1 Saibian, Sbiis2.1.4 - Everyday Large Numbers for a Modern World. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  9. Gangnam Style

See also Edit

Main article: -illion
1–9: million · billion · trillion · quadr · quint · sext · sept · oct · non
10–19: decillion · undec · duodec · tredec · quattuordec · quindec · sexdec · septendec · octodec · novemdec
20–29: vigintillion · unvigint · duovigint · trevigint · quattuorvigint · quinvigint · sexvigint · septenvigint · octovigint · novemvigint
30–39: trigintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
40–49: quadragintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
50–59: quinquagintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
60–69: sexagintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
70–79: septuagintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
80–89: octogintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
90–99: nonagintillion (un- · duo- · tre- · quattuor- · quin- · sex- · septen- · octo- · novem-)
100–900: centillion · primo-vigesimo-cent · ducent · trecent · quadringent · quingent · sescent · septuagintisescent · septingent · octingent · nongent
1000–1024: millillion · dumill · trimill · quadrimill · quinmill · sexmill · septimill · octimill · nonimill · myr · centimill · micr · nan · pic · femt · att · zept · yoct


Numbers by Username5243
Googol Regiment
Niloogol · Niloogolplex · Niloogolduplex · Niloogoltriplex · Niloogolquadriplex · Niloogolquintiplex · Niloogolsextiplex · Niloogolseptiplex · Niloogoloctiplex · Niloogolnoniplex · Goonol · Goodol · Gootol · Gooquol · Gooqnol · Goosol · Goospol · Gooctol · Goonvol· Goodcol · Goovol · Gooqtol · Gootirol · Gooqrol · Goohfol · Gooxtol · Goostol · Gootgol · Goontol · Gooducol · Gooqnicol · Goomol · Goomyrol · Binary-Googol · Binary-Goonol · Binary-Goodol · Binary-Gootol · Binary-Gooquol · Binary-Gooqnol · Binary-Goovol · Binary-Gooqtol · Binary-Gootirol · Binary-Goohfol · Binary-Goomol · Binary-Goomyrol · Ternary-Googol · Ternary-Goonol · Ternary-Goodol · Ternary-Gooqnol · Ternary-Goodcol · Ternary-Gooqtol · Ternary-Goohfol · Ternary-Goomol · Ternary-Goomyrol · Quaternary-Googol · Quinary-Googol · Senary-Googol · Septary-Googol · Octal-Googol · Octal-Goonol · Octal-Goodol · Octal-Gooqnol · Octal-Goodcol · Octal-Gooqtol · Octal-Goohfol · Octal-Goomol · Octal-Goomyrol · Novary-Googol · Undecimal-Googol · Duodecimal-Googol · Hexadecimal-Googol · Hexadecimal-Goonol · Hexadecimal-Gooqnol · Hexadecimal-Goodcol · Hexadecimal-Goohfol · Hexadecimal-Goomol · Hexadecimal-Goomyrol · Vigesimal-Googol · Trigesimal-Googol · Sexagesimal-Googol · Googolnilex · Niloogolunex · Goonolplex · Goodolplex · Gootolplex · Gooquolplex · Gooqnolplex · Goosolplex · Goospolplex · Gooctolplex · Goonvolplex · Goodcolplex · Goovolplex · Gooqtolplex · Goohfolplex · Gooducolplex · Goomolplex · Goomyrolplex · Binary-Googolplex · Binary-Goonolplex · Binary-Gooqnolplex · Binary-Goodcolplex · Binary-Goohfolplex · Binary-Goomolplex · Ternary-Googolplex · Quaternary-Googolplex · Quinary-Googolplex · Octal-Googolplex · Duodecimal-Googolplex · Hexadecimal-Googolplex · Vigesimal-Googolplex · Sexagesimal-Googolplex · Googolduplex · Gooqnolduplex · Goodcolduplex · Goomolduplex · Goomyrolduplex · Binary-Googolduplex · Hexadecimal-Googolduplex · Googoltriplex · Goomoltriplex · Googolquadriplex · Googolquintiplex · Googolsextiplex · Googolseptiplex · Googoloctiplex · Googolnoniplex · Googoldeciplex
Doogol Regiment
Doogol · Doonol · Doodol · Dootol · Dooquol · Dooqnol · Doosol · Doospol · Dooctol · Doonvol · Doodcol · Doovol · Dooqtol · Dootrol · Dooqrol · Doohfol · Dooxtol · Doostol · Dootgol · Doontol · Dooducol · Dooqnicol · Doomol · Doomyrol · Binary-Doogol · Binary-Doonol · Binary-Doodol · Binary-Dootol · Binary-Dooquol · Binary-Dooqnol · Binary-Doodcol · Binary-Doovol · Binary-Doohfol · Binary-Doomol · Binary-Doomyrol · Ternary-Doonol · Ternary-Doodol · Ternary-Dooqnol · Ternary-Doodcol · Ternary-Doogol · Ternary-Doomol · Quaternary-Doogol · Quinary-Doogol · Octal-Doogol · Octal-Doonol · Octal-Dooqnol · Octal-Doodcol · Octal-Doomol · Duodecimal-Doogol · Hexadecimal-Doogol · Vigesimal-Doogol · Doogolunex · Doogolduunex · Doogoltriunex · Doogolquadriunex · Googolduex · Goonolduex · Goodolduex · Gooqnolduex · Goodcolduex · Goovolduex · Goohfolduex · Goomolduex · Goomyrolduex · Binary-Googolduex · Binary-Goodcolduex · Binary-Goomolduex · Ternary-Googolduex · Octal-Googolduex · Hexadecimal-Googolduex · Googolplexiduex · Gooqnolplexiduex · Goodcolplexiduex · Goomolplexiduex · Binary-Googolplexiduex · Googolduplexiduex · Goodcolduplexiduex · Googoltriplexiduex · Googolquadriplexiduex · Googolquintiplexiduex · Doogolplex · Doogolduex · Dooqnolplex · Doodcolplex · Doovolplex · Dooqtolplex · Doohfolplex · Doomolplex · Doomyrolplex · Binary-Doogolplex · Binary-Doodcolplex · Binary-Doomolplex · Ternary-Doogolplex · Octal-Doogolplex · Hexadecimal-Doogolplex · Googolduduex · Goodcolduduex · Goomolduduex · Binary-Googolduduex · Googolplexiduduex · Goodcolplexiduduex · Googolduplexiduduex · Googoltriplexiduduex · Googolquadriplexiduduex · Doogolduplex · Doodcolduplex · Doomolduplex · Doomyrolduplex · Binary-Doogolduplex · Googolplexitriduex · Googolduplexitriduex · Doogoltriplex · Googolquadriduex · Googolplexiquadriduex · Doogolquadriplex · Googolquintiduex · Doogolquintiplex · Doogolsextiplex · Doogolseptiplex · Doogoloctiplex · Doogolnoniplex · Doogoldeciplex
Toogol Regiment
Toogol · Toonol · Toodol · Tootol · Tooquol · Tooqnol · Toosol · Toospol · Tooctol · Toonvol · Toodcol · Toovol · Tooqtol · Tootrol · Tooqrol · Toohfol · Tooducol · Toomol · Toomyrol · Binary-Toogol · Binary-Toodol · Binary-Tootol · Binary-Tooquol · Binary-Tooqnol · Binary-Toodcol · Binary-Toohfol · Binary-Toomol · Ternary-Toogol · Ternary-Toodol · Ternary-Tooqnol · Ternary-Toodcol · Ternary-Toomol · Quaternary-Toogol · Octal-Toogol · Octal-Toodcol · Duodecimal-Toogol · Hexadecimal-Toogol · Toogolunex · Toogolduunex · Toogolduex · Toogolplexiduex · Toogolduexiplex · Toogolduduex · Googoltrex · Goonoltrex · Gooqnoltrex · Goodcoltrex · Goohfoltrex · Goomoltrex · Goomyroltrex · Binary-Googoltrex · Ternary-Googoltrex · Octal-Googoltrex · Hexadecimal-Googoltrex · Googolplexitrex · Goodcolplexitrex · Goomolplexitrex · Binary-Googolplexitrex · Googolduplexitrex · Googoltriplexitrex · Googolquadriplexitrex · Doogoltrex · Dooqnoltrex · Doodcoltrex · Doomoltrex · Doomyroltrex · Binary-Doogoltrex · Octal-Doogoltrex · Hexadecimal-Googoltrex · Googolduexitrex · Goodcolduexitrex · Goomolduexitrex · Binary-Googolduexitrex · Googolplexiduexitrex · Googolduplexiduexitrex · Doogolplexitrex · Doodcolplexitrex · Doomolplexitrex · Binary-Doogolplexitrex · Googolduduexitrex · Googolplexiduduexitrex · Doogolduplexitrex · Googoltriduexitrex · Doogoltriplexitrex · Doogolquadriplexitrex · Toogolplex · Toogoltrex · Toonolplex · Tooqnolplex · Toodcolplex · Toomolplex · Toomyrolplex · Binary-Toogolplex · Octal-Toogolplex · Googoldutrex · Goodcoldutrex · Googolplexidutrex · Googolduplexidutrex · Doogoldutrex · Doodcoldutrex · Googolduexidutrex · Doogolplexidutrex · Doogolduplexitrex · Toogolduplex · Toodcolduplex · Toomolduplex · Binary-Toogolduplex · Googoltritrex · Googolplexitritrex · Doogoltritrex · Googoldexidutrex · Doogolplexitritrex · Toogoltriplex · Googolquadritrex · Doogolquadritrex · Toogolquadriplex · Toogolquintiplex · Toogolsextiplex · Toogolseptiplex · Toogoloctiplex · Toogolnoniplex · Toogoldeciplex

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