1. The relative importance of performers as indicated by the position and type size in which their names are listed on programs, theater marquees, or advertisements: top billing.
2. Advertising; promotion: The product needed better billing to outsell its competition.
3. often billings The total amount of business done in a specific period, as by an advertising agency or a law firm.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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