c.e

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c.e.

1
buyer's risk.

Origin:
< Latin cāveat emptor may the buyer beware

c.e.

2
compass error.
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Word Origin & History

C.E.
as an abbreviation for "Common Era" or "Christian Era," and a non-Christian alternative to A.D., attested from 1838 in works on Jewish history. Companion B.C.E. is attested from 1881.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
c.e.
  1. Latin caveat emptor (let the buyer beware)

  2. compass error

C.E.
  1. chemical engineer

  2. Church of England

  3. civil engineer

  4. Common Era

  5. [United States Army] Corps of Engineers

  6. counterespionage

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