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[[CE]] or ''''C.E.'''' is an abbreviation for "Common Era".
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Used with ''''[[BCE]]'''' (''''B.C.E''''), this notation is commonly used as a religion-neutral substitute for the BC/AD date notation.
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The '''Common Era''' ('''CE'''), sometimes known as the '''Current Era''' or as the '''[[Christian]] Era''', is the period of measured time beginning with the year 1 (the traditional birthdate of [[Jesus]]) to the present. The notations CE and '''BCE''' ('''Before the Common Era''' or '''Before the Christian Era''') are alternative notations for AD (''[[Anno Domini]]'', Latin for "in the year of the Lord") and BC (Before [[Christ]]), respectively. They may also be written C.E. and B.C.E.

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The Common Era (CE), sometimes known as the Current Era or as the Christian Era, is the period of measured time beginning with the year 1 (the traditional birthdate of Jesus) to the present. The notations CE and BCE (Before the Common Era or Before the Christian Era) are alternative notations for AD (Anno Domini, Latin for "in the year of the Lord") and BC (Before Christ), respectively. They may also be written C.E. and B.C.E.

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