[kom-uh n eer-uh, er-uh]
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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The period beginning with the year traditionally thought to have been birth of Jesus.
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