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B.C.

abbreviation of Before Christ, in chronology, attested by 1823. The phrase itself, Before Christ, in dating, with exact years, is in use by 1660s.

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Definitions of B.C.

B.C. (adv.)
before the Christian era; used following dates before the supposed year Christ was born;
Synonyms: bc / before Christ
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