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CE, when used with dates, means Common Era or Christian Era - a reference to the calendar first adopted by the Christians, and now by the world as a whole. In that calendar, years were formerly nominated as AD (anno Dominior 'the year of our Lord') or BC, Before Christ. As a universal, world calendar, this is somewhat unsuitable, as Jesus is obviously not recognised as the Lord by Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists and so on. Hence, the gradual adoption of CE in place of AD.

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Q: In numbering years what does CE stand for?
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