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Billiard or billiards may refer to:
- A billiard, a type of shot in cue sports (see below)
- Billiards: cue sports in general, including pool, carom billiards, snooker, etc.; the term "billiards" by itself is also sometimes used to refer to any of the following more specifically:
- Carom billiards (also known as French billiards) games in general (a chiefly non-British usage)
- Three-cushion billiards even more specifically, the most popular form of carom billiards worldwide (the most common specific usage)
- Electric billiards, an obsolete term for pinball (from billard électrique in French, in which pinball is today called flipper, a borrowing from English)
Mathematics and physics
- Billiard, the long-scale name used in most European languages (chiefly French, Spanish, German and Dutch) for the number 1015 in mathematics (called "quadrillion" in the short scale generally used in English).
- Dynamical billiards, the mathematical theory of particle trajectories within a closed reflective boundary, in theoretical physics (contrast this mass noun with the count noun "dynamical billiard", below).
- A dynamical billiard, any of several systems of particle trajectories within a closed reflective boundary.
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- List of cue sports for various other games with "billiards" in their names (pin billiards, etc.)
- Billiards World Cup Association, a governing body for carom billiards
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