Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 14:08 -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> Mike Hommey wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 09:25:13PM +0000, Evgeni Golov
> > <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:42:08 -0300 Paulo Marcondes wrote:
> >> > billion = 10^6 * 10^6 (IIRC, as used in Portugal - no jokes here!)
> >> =10^12 :)
> >> and Germany, France, former UdSSR, <insert your country here>
> > Anywhere where milliard is 10^9, basically...
> Which includes England, according to Merriam-Webster .
>  http://www.m-w.com/mw/table/number.htm
The American usage has been becoming more common in England (and the
rest of Britain :-) over the past few years, particularly in science and
finance related usage.
I could be wrong, but I suspect most British people have never even
heard of a milliard. It's usually referred to either as a billion or an