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B.C.E.

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  1. Bachelor of Chemical Engineering.
  2. Bachelor of Christian Education.
  3. Bachelor of Civil Engineering.
  4. before (the) Common Era.
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BCE

abbreviation for
  1. Before Common Era (used, esp by non-Christians, in numbering years bc)
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Word Origin and History for bce

BCE

see B.C.E.

B.C.E.

initialism for "Before Common Era" or "Before Christian Era," 1881; see C.E. A secular alternative to B.C.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

bce in Science

BCE

  1. Abbreviation for before the Common Era.
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bce in Culture

B.C.E.

An abbreviation sometimes used in place of b.c. It means “before the Common Era.”

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