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c.e.1

1.
buyer's risk.
Origin of c.e.1
From the Latin word cāveat emptor may the buyer beware

c.e.2

1.
compass error.

C.E.

1.
Chemical Engineer.
2.
chief engineer.
3.
Church of England.
4.
Civil Engineer.
5.
(in the) Common Era.
6.
Corps of Engineers.

-ce

1.
a multiplicative suffix occurring in once, twice, thrice.
Origin
Middle English, Old English -es adv. suffix, orig. genitive singular ending; see -s1
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  • I am not to be pitied but this poor FranCe, Ce pauvre FranCe.

    Recollections David Christie Murray
  • And the answer was always, "Non, m'sieur, Ce n'est pas moi!"

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • He was in luck, Ce beau garcon, for he was getting an angel for his wife.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • If I've insulted you I'll Ce'tainly apologize, but you'll have to show me I have.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • "I've Ce'tainly struck the good Samaritan," the Texan smiled.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • Fay Ce que vouldras, as Rabelais has it in his Abbey of Thlme.

    Egoists James Huneker
  • Quiet as he is, I would not go too far with him, Ce beau monsieur!

    Name and Fame Adeline Sergeant
  • In this case the orthographies kh and kj (or Ce) are not parallel, but equivalent.

    The English Language Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for Ce

Ce

Chemical symbol
1.
cerium

CE

abbreviation
1.
chief engineer
2.
Church of England
3.
civil engineer
4.
Common Entrance
5.
Common Era
6.
Communauté Européenne (European Union)
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Word Origin and History for Ce

C.E.

as an abbreviation for "Common Era" or "Christian Era," and a non-Christian alternative to A.D., attested from 1838 in works on Jewish history. Companion B.C.E. is attested from 1881.

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Ce in Medicine

Ce
The symbol for the element cerium.

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Ce in Science
Ce  
The symbol for cerium.
CE  
Abbreviation for Common Era.
cerium
  (sîr'ē-əm)   
Symbol Ce
A shiny, gray metallic element of the lanthanide series. It is ductile and malleable and is used in electronic components, alloys, and lighter flints. It is also used in glass polishing and as a catalyst in self-cleaning ovens. Atomic number 58; atomic weight 140.12; melting point 795°C; boiling point 3,468°C; specific gravity 6.67 to 8.23; valence 3, 4. See Periodic Table.
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