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Numbers. Billions

Interuniversity Style Guide

    The content of these guidelines is taken from the Vives University Network’s Interuniversity Style Guide for Writing Institutional Texts, an interuniversity project in which the UPC participated with the support of the Secretariat for Universities and Research of the Government of Catalonia.



    • Use one billion in English to refer to the Catalan mil millions.
    • Billions are used for quantities of 1,000,000,000 or 109 in most, if not all, English-speaking contexts, although writers should remain aware of historical and geographic distinctions.