Billon vs. Billion: What's the Difference?

Billon and Billion Definitions

Billon

An alloy of gold or silver with a greater proportion of another metal, such as copper, used in making coins.

Billion

The cardinal number equal to 109.

Billon

An alloy of silver with a high percentage of copper, used in making medals and tokens.

Billion

Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 1012.

Billon

Any of several alloys of precious metals and base metals that are used (where legal) to make coins, medals etc.

Billion

An indefinitely large number.

Billon

An alloy of gold and silver with a large proportion of copper or other base metal, used in coinage.

Billion

A thousand million ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales#Comparison logic: 1,000 × 1,000^2]): 1 followed by nine zeros, 109; a milliard

Billion

A million million ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales#Comparison logic: 1,000,000^2]): a 1 followed by twelve zeros; 1012

Billion

An unspecified very large number.
There were billions of people at the concert.

Billion

According to the French and American method of numeration, a thousand millions, or 1,000,000,000; according to the English method, a million millions, or 1,000,000,000,000. See Numeration.

Billion

The number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros; in the United Kingdom the usage followed in the United States is frequently seen

Billion

The number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros

Billion

Denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States

Billion

Denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain