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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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