= G =
gillion /gil'y*n/ or /jil'y*n/ n.
giga- by analogy with mega/million and tera/trillion]
10^9. Same as an American billion or a British `milliard'.
How one pronounces this depends on whether one speaks giga-
with a hard or soft `g'.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.