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6.5  AMERICAN vs. BRITISH STYLE

6.5.1

Many words that differ greatly between American English and British English are seldom used in science. Here, for your edification, are some examples that are remarkably different:

British system

(North) American System

one billion = 1012
one billion = 109

(before 1975)
(since 1975)

one billion = 109
.

one trillion = 1018
one trillion = 1012

(before 1975)
(since 1975)

one billion = 1012
.

practice (n)
practise (v)

practice (n)
practice (v)

in future
at weekend

in the future
on the weekend

Many journals accept article submissions with either North American English or British English spelling provided the spelling conventions are applied consistently throughout the document.

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