BC

BC or B.C. may refer to:
* Before Christ, from the Latin "Ante Christum", an epoch based on the traditionally reckoned year of the conception or birth of Jesus Christ.

Places

* British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province
* Baja California, Mexico's northernmost state
* Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States
* Basque Country, Land of the Basque people
* Botswana, World Meteorological Organization country code 'BC'
* "Bull City", a nickname for Durham, North Carolina

Educational institutions

* Barnard College, a women's liberal arts college, affiliated with Columbia University, in New York, New York
* Beloit College, a small liberal arts college in Beloit, Wisconsin
* Benedictine College, an institution of higher education in Atchison, Kansas
* Blinn College, a junior college in Brenham, Texas
* Boston College, a university in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
* Brethren Christian Junior/Senior High School, a Christian High School in Huntington Beach, California
* Bridgewater College, a college located in Bridgewater, Virginia
* Brooklyn College, a college located in Brooklyn, New York
*Benedictine Military School , formerly Benedictine College, Savannah, Georgia

Government institutions

* Bureau of Corrections (Philippines), an agency of the Department of Justice of the Philippines, charged with the custody and rehabilitation of national offenders

Businesses and organizations

* Blue Cross, a trade association of United States health insurance companies
* Boise Cascade, a manufacturer of paper and pulp products
* Brasseries du Cameroun, a brewery in Cameroon
* British Council, a non-departmental public body and registered charity for cultural relations in the United Kingdom
* Brooklyn Cyclones, a minor league professional baseball club
* Brunswick Corporation, stock symbol for a consumer sporting goods manufacturer traded on the New York Stock Exchange
* Skymark Airlines, IATA airline code 'BC'

Music

* Basso Continuo, an accompaniment used in almost all genres of music in the Baroque period
* BC Recordings, a record label
* Body Count, rapper Ice-T's metal band

Entertainment

* B.C. (comic strip), a syndicated comic strip originated by Johnny Hart
* Barnabas Collins, fictional vampire from the ABC soap opera "Dark Shadows"
* "Border Crossings", a musical radio show that airs on Voice of America
* "The Breakfast Club", a teen-oriented dramedy released in the year 1985
* Burning Crusade, an expansion to the online role-playing game "World of Warcraft"
* Bionic Commando

Math and technology

* Backward compatibility, compatibility of new product with old product
* bc (Unix), "basic calculator" Unix program
* NZR Bc class, a steam locomotive classification used by the New Zealand Railways Department
* Buoyancy compensator, a piece of scuba diving equipment
* Ballistic coefficient, a measure of air drag on a projectile, the ratio of its sectional density to its coefficient of form
* Base curve radius, a parameter of a contact lens
* Boundary condition, a mathematical restraint on partial differential equations

Medicine and science

* Bc, the abbreviation for the orchid genus "Brassocattleya"
* BC Powder, brand name of pain reliever
* Birth control
* Breast cancer
* Board Certification, as in Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Board Certified (APRN, BC)

Other

* Basketball Club, in Romanian. For example BC Mures
* Bliss bibliographic classification, a library cataloguing system
* BookCrossing, a website which encourages leaving books in public places to be found by others
* Base Camp in mountaineering


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  • Bc — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. BC. bc (basic calculator) интерактивный интерпретатор Си подобного языка, позволяет выполнять вычисления с произвольно заданной точностью. Часто используется как калькулятор в командной строке… …   Википедия

  • bc — should be placed after the numerals to which it relates, as in 55 bc. When a range of dates is given, the second date should be put in full, as in 55–53 bc (since 55–3 bc has another meaning). In printing style, bc is normally put in small… …   Modern English usage

  • BC — BC: Borland C  компилятор языка C производства фирмы Borland. bc  интерактивный интерпретатор Си подобного языка, позволяет выполнять вычисления с произвольной заданной точностью. Часто используется как калькулятор в командной строке… …   Википедия

  • BC — ► ABBREVIATION 1) before Christ (used to indicate that a date is before the Christian era). 2) British Columbia. USAGE BC is normally written in small capitals and placed after the numerals, as in 72 BC …   English terms dictionary

  • BC — BC, B C B. C. . before Christ; used in reckoning dates before the supposed year Christ was born, i.e. 1 a. d.. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BC — BrE B.C. AmE [ˌbi: ˈsi:] before Christ used after a date to show that it was before the birth of Christ →↑AD ▪ The Great Pyramid dates from around 2600 BC …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • BC — (Boston College) large private college located in Chestnut Hill (Massachusetts, USA) BC (bachelor of commerce) n. graduate of university studies in trade and sales B.C. (before Christ) suffix used on dates to show that an event occurred before… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • BC — BC; bc; …   English syllables

  • BC — or B.C. abbrev. 1. before Christ 2. British Columbia …   English World dictionary

  • bc — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. BC. bc (basic calculator)  интерактивный интерпретатор Си подобного языка, позволяет выполнять вычисления с произвольно заданной точностью. Часто используется как калькулятор в командной… …   Википедия

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