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English definition of “BC”


adverb     /ˌbiːˈsiː/
abbreviation for Before Christ: used in the Christian calendar when referring to a year before Jesus Christ was born: The Battle of Actium took place in 31 BC. → Compare AD adverb, BCEYears and yearly
(Definition of BC adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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