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b.c.

or B.C

1.
before Christ (used in indicating dates).
Usage note
The abbreviation b.c. “before Christ” is always placed after a date or century: Cleopatra lived from 69 to 30 b.c. The war took place in the first century b.c. See also a.d.1

B.C.

1.
Bachelor of Chemistry.
2.
Bachelor of Commerce.
3.
bass clarinet.
4.
battery commander.
5.
British Columbia.

B&C

or B and C

1.
Insurance. building and contents.
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B.C.

abbreviation of Before Christ, in chronology, attested by 1823. The phrase itself, Before Christ, in dating, with exact years, is in use by 1660s.

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b.c. in Culture

B.C. definition


An abbreviation used with dates of events that took place before the birth of Jesus. b.c. stands for before Christ. (Compare a.d.; see b.c.e.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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Related Abbreviations for b.c.

B.C.

1.
before Christ
2.
Breeders Cup
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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