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cir.1

1.
about :
cir. 1800.
Origin
< Latin circā, circiter, circum

cir.2

1.

circa

[sur-kuh] /ˈsɜr kə/
preposition, adverb
1.
about: (used especially in) approximate dates:
The Venerable Bede was born circa 673.
Abbreviation: ca, ca., c., c, cir., circ.
Origin
1860-65; < Latin: around, about, akin to circus circus
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British Dictionary definitions for cir

cir.

abbreviation
1.
(preceding a date) circa

circa

/ˈsɜːkə/
preposition
1.
(used with a date) at the approximate time of: circa 1182 bc. Abbreviation c., ca.
Word Origin
Latin: about; related to Latin circus circle, circus
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Word Origin and History for cir

circa

prep.

1856, from Latin circa "around, round about, near; in the region of; about the time of," alternative form of circum "round about" (see circum-).

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cir in Medicine

circa (sûr'kə)
prep.
Abbr. ca
In approximately; about.

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cir in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for cir

CIR

  1. Circinus (constellation)
  2. Consumptive Irrigation Requirement
  3. Crop Irrigation Requirement

cir.

  1. circle
  2. circuit
  3. circular
  4. circumference
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