Definition of Anno Domini in English:

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Anno Domini

Pronunciation: /ˌanō ˈdämənē/


Full form of AD.
Example sentences
  • The counterpart to Anno Domini is B.C. for ‘Before Christ.’
  • A.D. is a Latin abbreviation for Anno Domini, in the year of our Lord. A.D. is used with dates in the current era.
  • When Dionysius continues his table, he dates the years in the cycle from the incarnation of Christ (anno domini is Latin for "year of the lord").


Mid 16th century: Latin, literally 'in the year of the Lord'.

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