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B.P.

1.
Bachelor of Pharmacy.
2.
Bachelor of Philosophy.
3.
Finance. basis point.
4.
Archaeology. before the present: (in radiocarbon dating) in a specified amount of time or at a specified point in time before a.d. 1950: between 2 and 3 million years b.p.; human groups living in cities by 5000 b.p.
5.
Commerce. bills payable.
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But that heat would need to have been present for the slowing, then disappear before the present.
Recorded history from long before the present era emphasizes that education must also develop character.
Before the present mountains rose, much of the region was a shallow sea.
The method revolutionized archaeology because it told archaeologists how old-in years before the present-their sites were.
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