(Often preceding a date) approximately: the church was built circa 1860
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- The ancient church dates to circa 1000 A.D. and is the oldest standing building in the parish of Aghamore.
- He discovered a settlement dating back to the early bronze age, circa 2000BC, in Warburton.
- Mountmellick courthouse was build circa 1840 and served the town for close on a century and a half.
approximately, about, around, round about, in the region of, roughly, something like, in the area of, in the neighbourhood of, of the order of, or so, or thereabouts, there or thereabouts, more or less, give or take a few, plus or minus a few; nearly, close to, not far off, approaching; Britishgetting on for; South Africanplus-minus
informal as near as dammit
North American informal in the ballpark of
mid 19th century: Latin.