Common Era

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Com·mon Era

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

Common Era

(Historical Terms) another name for Christian Era

Chris′tian E′ra

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.