biljard

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

biljard c

  1. (uncountable) pool, billiards, snooker
  2. (disputed, cardinal) the number 1015; a (short scale) quadrillion

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

As with other numbers ending in -jard (with the exception of miljard, 109), this number is disputed, as several authorities[1][2] claim that it "is not numeral" and "there is no name for thousand billions [e.g. 1015] in Swedish", respectively. However, the linguist Allan Ellegård claimed in[3] in 1980 the opposite.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kjell Elfstöm, lecturer in mathematics at Lund University, 1997
  2. ^ Terminologicentralen
  3. ^ Tidskriften Språkvård/1980:2, Om namn på höga tal