Meaning of “BC” in the English Dictionary

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"BC" in British English

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uk /ˌbiːˈsiː/ us /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.

(Definition of “BC” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)