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Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. cerium.
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  1. buyer's risk.
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Origin of c.e.1

From the Latin word cāveat emptor may the buyer beware


  1. compass error.
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  1. Chemical Engineer.
  2. chief engineer.
  3. Church of England.
  4. Civil Engineer.
  5. (in the) Common Era.
  6. Corps of Engineers.
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  1. a multiplicative suffix occurring in once, twice, thrice.
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Origin of -ce

Middle English, Old English -es adv. suffix, orig. genitive singular ending; see -s1
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Examples from the Web for ce

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  • I am not to be pitied but this poor France, ce pauvre France.


    David Christie Murray

  • And the answer was always, "Non, m'sieur, ce n'est pas moi!"

    The Martian

    George Du Maurier

  • He was in luck, ce beau garcon, for he was getting an angel for his wife.

    The Crossing

    Winston Churchill

  • If I've insulted you I'll ce'tainly apologize, but you'll have to show me I have.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine

  • "I've ce'tainly struck the good Samaritan," the Texan smiled.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine

British Dictionary definitions for ce


the chemical symbol for
  1. cerium
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abbreviation for
  1. chief engineer
  2. Church of England
  3. civil engineer
  4. Common Entrance
  5. Common Era
  6. Communauté Européenne (European Union)
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Word Origin and History for ce


as an abbreviation for "Common Era" or "Christian Era," and a non-Christian alternative to A.D., attested from 1838 in works on Jewish history. Companion B.C.E. is attested from 1881.

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ce in Medicine


  1. The symbol for the elementcerium

ce in Science




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