Music. basso continuo.
blind copy: used as a notation on the copy of a letter or other document sent to a third person without the addressee's knowledge.: Also bcc
Other definitions for BC (2 of 5)
Scuba Diving. buoyancy compensator.
British Columbia, Canada (approved for postal use).
Other definitions for b.c. (3 of 5)
before Christ (used in indicating dates).
Other definitions for B/C (4 of 5)
bills for collection.
Other definitions for B.C. (5 of 5)
Bachelor of Chemistry.
Bachelor of Commerce.
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How to use bc in a sentence
If the learned men of China can be trusted, the grape-vine must have been known in their country more than a thousand years B. C.The Art of Drinking | Georg Gottfried Gervinus
Let those who are fit for nothing else go and drone over A B C with ragged children, if they like.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
This must refer to an octave scale of the form b c d e f g a b, consisting of the two tetrachords b-e and e-a, and the tone a-b.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
That is to say, the tetrachord b c d e is not written , but : and d e♭ f g is not , but .The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
That we are able from the hypothesis to deduce the known facts, gives only the affirmative instance, A B C, a b c.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive | John Stuart Mill
British Dictionary definitions for BC
Also: B.C. (indicating years numbered back from the supposed year of the birth of Christ) before Christ: in 54 bc Caesar came Compare AD
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Cultural definitions for B.C.
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