Subject Re: [ib-support] [OT] Billion
Author Fabricio Araujo
On Fri, 23 Nov 2001 14:20:18 -0500, Robert F. Tulloch wrote:

>> Except that British usage of billion now consistently conforms to the American
>> usage. The dictionaries are behind the times on that. And we all know that
>> English is defined by usage, not by committee nor by dictionary. So a billion
>> in English is one thousand million, not one million million. You really can't
>> argue with common usage.
> Okay. Enough said. I got a lot of flack for billion = 1,000 million.
>When I checked dic., unique American.

Portuguese do the same as British english (1 bilhão = 1 bilion = one thousand milion).

[]s Fabricio
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