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
The story (and some DNA evidence) goes, the locals are the descendants of a band of Roman soldiers from 36 B.C.
The mosaic too looks to her eyes more like a work of the 1st than the 4th century B.C.Amphipolis Tomb Yields Amazing Finds But Mysteries Linger | James Romm | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Romans first cultivated vines there in the 2nd century B.C., and viticulture flourished.
You can be a pretty good Jew and still doubt that God flooded the world in 2034 B.C.The Core Mormon Teaching the LDS Church Didn’t Jettison | Jay Michaelson | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A truly original approach might be to portray the second-century B.C. Maccabees speaking like rappers.Yo, Yo, Yo, It’s Chanukah: Hip-Hop Lights the Menorah | Eli Lake | December 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its period of greatest comparative importance was the 2nd-1st century b.c.
Through the influence of the aristocracy Marius was defeated for both the dileships, but was finally elected prtor in 115 B.C.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States | James Hamilton Lewis
Aristarchus had seen the truth, though he could not establish it, in the third century B.C.The Age of Erasmus | P. S. Allen
As examples we turn to the parallel afforded by the Icelandic sagas and their pictures of houses of the eleventh century B.C.Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
Anaximander, the disciple of Thales, invented maps and globes; born about 610 B.C.
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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