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Numerical ScalePlay
Understand that 'billion' refers to an extremely large number, used in contexts where scale matters. SlideThe earth has over seven billion people.
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Cultural DifferencePlay
Know that 'billion' can mean 'trillion' in older UK English. Always use the modern definition unless in a historical context. SlideHe was reading about the British government's budget in the early 20th century being reported in billions (meaning trillions).
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Emphasis on QuantityPlay
Use 'billion' to emphasize a vast quantity, often implying the number is almost unimaginable. SlideThere are billions of stars in our galaxy.