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gilley = G = ginger

gillion /gil'y*n/ or /jil'y*n/ n.

[formed from 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.

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