Common Era

[ kom-uhn eer-uh, er-uh ]
/ ˈkɒm ən ˈɪər ə, ˈɛr ə /

noun

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

another name for Christian Era
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Scientific definitions for Common Era

Common Era

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