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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].