Definition of B.C.E. abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

B.C.E.

abbreviation (also BCE)
/ˌbi si ˈi/
 
 
before the Common Era (before the birth of Christ, when the Christian calendar starts counting years. B.C.E. can be used to give dates in the same way as B.C. )
in (the year) 2,000 B.C.E.the third century B.C.E. compare A.D., B.C., C.E.
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