Definition of BC in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbēˈsē/


1Before Christ (used to indicate that a date is before the Christian Era).
2British Columbia (in official postal use).
3Batallion Commander.


bc is normally written in small capitals and placed after the numerals, as in 72 bc (not bc 72). See also AD (usage).

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Syllabification: BC

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