BILLION's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of billion
Definition:
n. the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros
n. one thousand millions (1,000,000,000). In British English, one billion used to be a million millions (1,000,000,000,000).
Example:
Money from migrant workers now exceeds the combined total of all direct foreign investment and foreign aid to Latin America 62.3 billion dollars.
President Satoru Iwata said the maker of video-game machines is considering a new business model after forecasting a surprise 25 billion-yen ($240 million) annual loss because of tepid demand for the Wii U.
Sentence in Classic:
All these industries were gathered into buildings near by, connected by galleries and railroads with the main establishment; and it was estimated that they had handled nearly a quarter of a billion of animals since the founding of the plant by the elder Durham a generation and more ago.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
There would be meat that had tumbled out on the floor, in the dirt and sawdust, where the workers had tramped and spit uncounted billions of consumption germs.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context