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B.C.E.

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abbreviation
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering.
Bachelor of Christian Education.
Bachelor of Civil Engineering.
before (the) Common Era.
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British Dictionary definitions for B.C.E.

BCE

abbreviation for
Before Common Era (used, esp by non-Christians, in numbering years bc)
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Scientific definitions for B.C.E.

BCE

Abbreviation for before the Common Era.
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Cultural definitions for B.C.E.

B.C.E.

An abbreviation sometimes used in place of b.c. It means “before the Common Era.”

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