before Christ (used in indicating dates).
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The abbreviation b.c. “before Christ” is always placed after a date or century: Cleopatra lived from 69 to 30 b.c. The war took place in the first century b.c. See also a.d.1
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Bachelor of Chemistry.
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or B and C
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Word Origin and History for b.c.
abbreviation of Before Christ, in chronology, attested by 1823. The phrase itself, Before Christ, in dating, with exact years, is in use by 1660s.
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Culture definitions for b.c.
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