a unit of quantity equal to 1015, which is one quadrillion in American terminology or 1000 billion in traditional British terminology. The name is coined to parallel milliard, which has long been a name for 1000 million.

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  • Billiard — or billiards may refer to: * A Cuegloss|Billiard|billiard, a type of shot in cue sports (see below) * Billiards: Cue sports in general, including pool, carom billiards, snooker, etc. The term billiards by itself is also sometimes used to refer to …   Wikipedia

  • Billiard — Bil liard, a. Of or pertaining to the game of billiards. Smooth as is a billiard ball. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • billiard — singular of BILLIARDS (Cf. billiards), used only in combinations …   Etymology dictionary

  • billiard — [bil′yərd] adj. of or for billiards n. Billiards CAROM …   English World dictionary

  • Billiard — Un billiard vaut 1015 : 1 000 000 000 000 000, soit 1000 billions. Par exemple, « 1 288 269 950 042 115 » représente 1 billiard 288 billions 269 milliards 950 millions 42 mille 115. Pour exprimer un nombre de cet ordre de grandeur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • billiard — adjective of or relating to billiards a billiard ball a billiard cue a billiard table • Pertains to noun: ↑billiards …   Useful english dictionary

  • Billiard — Recorded in many spelling forms including Bullard, Ballard, Belward, Bellyard, Billiard, Billyard, and Bellard, this is an early English surname. It is or rather was, a nickname, and as such one of a sizeable group of early surnames that were… …   Surnames reference

  • billiard — bil•liard [[t]ˈbɪl yərd[/t]] adj. 1) gam of, for, or used in billiards: billiard ball; billiard parlor[/ex] 2) gam carom 1) • Etymology: 1630–40; < F billard cue …   From formal English to slang

  • billiard — noun Date: 1580 used as an attributive form of billiards < a billiard ball > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • billiard — adj. Billiard is used with these nouns: ↑table …   Collocations dictionary

  • Billiard — Billard Zum einen Schreibfehler aufgrund der Aussprache, zum anderen falsche Übertragung von engl. billiard …   Korrektes Schreiben

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