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before the present

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noun Archaeology.
  1. See B.P.(def 4).

B.P.

  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy.
  2. Bachelor of Philosophy.
  3. Finance. basis point.
  4. Archaeology. before the present: (in radiocarbon dating) in a specified amount of time or at a specified point in time before a.d. 1950: between 2 and 3 million years B.P.; human groups living in cities by 5000 B.P.
  5. Commerce. bills payable.
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