Definition of billing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɪlɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1The fact of being advertised or described in a particular way: they can justify their billing as Premier League favourites he shared top billing with his wife
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  • Mary went on to achieve the greatest fame, receiving top billing with Eddie Cantor in Kid Boots.
  • Even the day when one juror was a little poorly and the trial was postponed, this fact got top billing on the news.
  • But over protection and over direction can make loved ones feel smothered: relinquish top billing for a support role this week.
2The process of preparing or sending invoices: faster, more accurate order fulfilment and billing
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  • Personal digital assistants offer everything, from e-mail, word processing and time and billing to reading e-books and playing games.
  • Harvey Electronics had recently installed an IBM mainframe to do its own billing and bookkeeping and had more capacity than was needed.
  • Perlico will be taking orders for single billing from tomorrow and the product will be available from mid-October, according to managing director Iain MacDonald.
2.1 (usually billings) The total amount of business conducted in a given time, especially that of an advertising agency: the account was worth about $2 million a year in billings
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  • By 2000, the WorldGroup had more than $20 billion in billings, triple the amount it had when Dooner took over in 1994.
  • The company said operating margins had improved on last year and added it had won £410m of new business billings during the first quarter.
  • The agency had reported billings of $3.4 billion in 2002.

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