Common Era

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Com·mon Era

 (kŏm′ən)
n. Abbr. CE or ce
The period beginning with the traditional birth year of Jesus, designated as year 1.

Common Era

n
(Historical Terms) another name for Christian Era

Chris′tian E′ra


n.
the period since the assumed year of Jesus' birth.
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Noun1.Common era - the time period beginning with the supposed year of Christ's birth
Adv.1.Common Era - of the period coinciding with the Christian era; preferred by some writers who are not Christians; "in 200 CE"
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Part of a series that aims to provide comprehensive histories of modern nations with an emphasis on political and social history of the last forty years, this volume provides a survey of Bulgarian history from the roots of the first Bulgarian empire before the common era to the present.
These have now been changed BC to BCE - before the common era, AD to CE - Common Era.
I prefer to use Before the Common Era, BCE, and Common Era, CE, to make chronology less Eurocentric, the writer in this book, except for Frank, do not.