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Meaning of "BCE" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BCE

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WHAT DOES BCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Common Era

Common Era, abbreviated as CE, is an alternative naming of the traditional calendar era, Anno Domini. BCE is the abbreviation for Before the Common/Current/Christian Era. The CE/BCE designation uses the year-numbering system introduced by the 6th-century Christian monk Dionysius Exiguus, who started the Anno Domini designation, intending the beginning of the life of Jesus to be the reference date. Neither notation includes a year zero, and the two notations are numerically equivalent; thus "2014 CE" corresponds to "AD 2014", and "399 BCE" corresponds to "399 BC". The expression "Common Era" can be found as early as 1708 in English, and traced back to Latin usage among European Christians to 1615, as vulgaris aerae, and to 1635 in English as Vulgar Era. At those times, the expressions were all used interchangeably with "Christian Era", with "vulgar" meaning "ordinary, common, or not regal" rather than "crudely indecent". Use of the CE abbreviation was introduced by Jewish academics in the mid-19th century.

Definition of BCE in the English dictionary

The definition of BCE in the dictionary is Before Common Era.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BCE

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BCC
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BCh
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BCNU
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WORDS THAT END LIKE BCE

CSCE
GCE
OSCE
PGCE
SCE
TCE
UCE

Synonyms and antonyms of BCE in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «BCE» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BCE

Find out the translation of BCE to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of BCE from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «BCE» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

BCE
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

BCE
570 millions of speakers

English

BCE
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ईसा पूर्व
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قبل الميلاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до н.э.
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

BCE
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

BCE এর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

BCE
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

BCE
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

BCE
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

BCE
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

BCE
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

BCE
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

BCE
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கி.மு.
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सा.यु.पू.
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

M.Ö.
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

aC
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

BCE
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до н.е.
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

BCE
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

BCE
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

vC
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

BCE
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

BCE
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of BCE

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BCE»

The term «BCE» is very widely used and occupies the 10.469 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about BCE

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BCE»

Discover the use of BCE in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to BCE and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ancient Egypt 39,000 BCE: The History, Technology, and ...
This book reveals that some Egyptian ruins show markings of a sophisticated machining process.
Edward F. Malkowski, 2010
2
The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCE
Complemented by a wealth of illustrations and written with the grace and accessibility for which Tattersall is widely admired,The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCE invites us to take a closer look at the strange and distant beings who, over ...
Ian Tattersall, 2008
3
Israel in Exile: The History and Literature of the Sixth ...
The period of Israel's Babylonian exile is one of the most enthralling eras of biblical history.
Rainer Albertz, 2003
4
Between the Empires : Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE: ...
This volume is the result of an international conference organized by the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas. Patrick Olivelle has collected and edited the best papers to emerge from the conference.
Austin Patrick Olivelle Alma Cowden Madden Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts University of Texas, 2006
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Judah and the Judeans in the Fourth Century B.C.E.
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Oded Lipschitz, Gary N. Knoppers, Rainer Albertz, 2007
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Aristotelianism in the First Century BCE: Xenarchus of Seleucia
This book is a full study of the remaining evidence for Xenarchus of Seleucia, one of the earliest interpreters of Aristotle.
Andrea Falcon, 2011
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Gods and Men in Egypt: 3000 BCE to 395 CE
Gods and Men in Egypt is unique in its coverage of Egyptian religious expression in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.
Françoise Dunand, Christiane Zivie-Coche, 2005
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The Heavenly Book Motif in Judeo-Christian Apocalypses 200 ...
The first full-length analysis of the heavenly book motif in English, this study highlights a vital element of early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature.
Leslie Baynes, 2011
9
Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE–200 CE
Reassessing many assumptions about the people who provided and purchased sexual services, this volume yields a new look at gender, sexuality, urbanism, and economy in the ancient Mediterranean world.
Allison Glazebrook, Madeleine M. Henry, 2011
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The Twilight of Ancient Egypt: First Millennium B.C.E.
Originally published in Polish, The Twilight of Ancient Egypt appeared in 1998 in a German edition. The Cornell edition has been updated by the author and also contains previously unpublished photographs of recently discovered treasures.
Karol Myśliwiec, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term BCE is used in the context of the following news items.
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20h01 : La BCE maintient les prêts d'urgence (ELA) aux banques …
19h34 : Angela Merkel : il est «urgent» d'avoir «des propositions tout à fait précises» de Tsipras. La chancelière allemande, Angela Merkel, ... «Est Républicain, Jul 15»
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Company Shares of BCE, Inc. Drops by -2.79%
BCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) has lost 2.79% during the past week and dropped 2.9% in the last 4 weeks. The shares are however, negative as ... «Insider Trading Report, Jul 15»
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Canaccord Genuity Reaffirms Hold Rating for BCE (BCE)
BCE Inc. logo Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of BCE (NYSE:BCE) in a report issued on Thursday, Marketbeat reports ... «The Legacy, Jul 15»
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BCE Given Hold Rating at Canaccord Genuity (BCE)
BCE logo BCE (NYSE:BCE)'s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by research analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a report released on Thursday, ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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BCE Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks (BCE)
BCE logo BCE (NYSE:BCE) was downgraded by Zacks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
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BCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE) Analyst Rating Update
Research firm Zacks has rated BCE Inc (NYSE:BCE) and has ranked it at 2, indicating that for the short term the shares are a buy. 9 Wall Street ... «Money Flow Index, Jul 15»
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Insider Selling: BCE Director Sells 20227 Shares of Stock (BCE)
BCE logo BCE (TSE:BCE) Director Mirko Bibic sold 20,227 shares of BCE stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, June 26th. «Dakota Financial News, Jun 15»
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3 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks: LAMR, BCE, WMB
Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its ... «TheStreet.com, Jun 15»
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Insider Selling for June, 29th (BCE, BRCM, CFI, CKE, CRCO, EFR …
BCE (TSE:BCE) Director Mirko Bibic sold 20,227 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 26th. «sleekmoney, Jun 15»
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BCE, Inc. Price Target Update
BCE, Inc. (NYSE:BCE): The stock price is expected to reach $ 48.16 in the short term. The number of analysts agreeing with this consensus is 8. «Insider Trading Report, Jun 15»

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