Meaning of “BCE” in the English Dictionary


"BCE" in English

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uk /ˌbiː.siːˈiː/ us /ˌbiː.siːˈiː/

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

"B.C.E." in American English

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abbreviation for Before Common Era, used to show that a year or century comes before the year 1 of the calendar used in much of the world, esp. in Europe and North and South America

(Definition of “B.C.E.” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)