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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The Ethiopian queen was the friend and ally of King Solomon of Israel in the 10th century before the Christian era.