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BC

1.
Scuba Diving. buoyancy compensator.
2.
British Columbia, Canada (approved for postal use).

bc

1.
Music. basso continuo.
2.
blind copy: used as a notation on the carbon copy of a letter or other document sent to a third person without the addressee's knowledge.
Also, bcc.

B/C

1.
bills for collection.

B.C.

1.
Bachelor of Chemistry.
2.
Bachelor of Commerce.
3.
bass clarinet.
4.
battery commander.
5.
British Columbia.

b.c.

1.
before Christ (used in indicating dates).
Also, B.C.
Usage note
The abbreviation b.c. “before Christ” is always placed after a date or century: Cleopatra lived from 69 to 30 b.c. The war took place in the first century b.c. See also a.d.1

B&C

1.
Insurance. building and contents.
Also, B and C.
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  • War was an essential part of the history of the near east in the fifteenth century BC.
British Dictionary definitions for BC

BC

abbreviation
1.
Also B.C.. (indicating years numbered back from the supposed year of the birth of Christ) before Christ: in 54 bc Caesar came Compare AD
2.
British Columbia
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Word Origin and History for BC

B.C.

abbreviation of Before Christ, in chronology, attested by 1823. The phrase itself, Before Christ, in dating, with exact years, is in use by 1660s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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BC in Culture

B.C. definition


An abbreviation used with dates of events that took place before the birth of Jesus. b.c. stands for before Christ. (Compare a.d.; see b.c.e.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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BC in Technology

An arbitrary precision numeric processing language with C-like syntax. Traditionally implemented as a front-end to DC. There is a GNU version called GNU BC.
Unix manual page: bc(1).
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for BC

bc

blind copy

Bc

committed burst

BC

  1. Bachelor of Chemistry
  2. because (shortwave transmission)
  3. bias contrast
  4. board certified
  5. British Columbia

B.C.

  1. before Christ
  2. Breeders Cup

b/c

because

B/C

bill for collection
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