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Common Era

[kom-uh n eer-uh, er-uh]
noun
  1. the period of time that begins with the year 1: a term often used by non-Christians to avoid the reference to Christ in Christian Era. Abbreviation: C. E.
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See also B.C.E.(def 4).
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British Dictionary definitions for common era

Common Era

noun
  1. another name for Christian Era
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Common Era

  1. The period beginning with the year traditionally thought to have been birth of Jesus.
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