or B.B.C.

British Broadcasting Corporation.

British Broadcasting Corporation


the noncommercial British radio and television broadcasting company. Abbreviation: BBC, B.B.C. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for b.b.c.


abbreviation for

British Broadcasting Corporation
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Word Origin and History for b.b.c.


acronym for British Broadcasting Corporation, established 1927 replacing British Broadcasting Company, so the acronym itself dates to 1923. BBC English as a type of standardized English recommended for announcers is recorded from 1928.


see B.B.C.

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