circa definition

  • preposition:
    • In roughly; about: born circa 1900.
    • about, about
    • more or less; about; frequently abbreviated ca.; -- utilized especially before times and numerical steps.
    • In approximately; about: produced circa 1900.
    • roughly, about
    • Approximately; about; commonly abbreviated ca.; -- made use of particularly before times and numerical steps.
  • others:
    • About; at or near a night out together provided, if the specific time is certainly not known: as, circa a. d. 500. Abbreviated circ., ca., or c.
    • About; at or near a romantic date offered, once the precise time is not known: as, circa a. d. 500. Abbreviated circ., ca., or c.

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