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See also: A.U.C., auc, and auć


Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin AUC, (anno) ab urbe condita (in the year from the city having been founded) or anno urbis conditae (in the year of the city's having been founded), both in reference to Rome's legendary establishment by Romulus. The era was not in common use by the Romans, who preferred dating by the years' consuls, but Roman historians give several dates for this era. The one most commonly used in the present day is Varro's, which dates from the third year of the sixth Olympiad (753 bc).[1]


AUC (not comparable)

  1. (historical) According to the Roman era, which reckons the number of years passed from the foundation of the city of Rome by Romulus, now usually taken as 753 bc.

Etymology 2[edit]

English initialisms


AUC (plural AUCs)

  1. Initialism of area under curve (the area under the curve in a plot of concentration of drug in blood plasma against time).




Alternative forms[edit]


AUC (not comparable)

  1. (historical) Initialism of ab urbe conditā or annō urbis conditae: according to the Roman era, reckoning the years passed from the foundation of the city of Rome by Romulus, on April 21 in the various years 753 bc (Varro, Cicero, Censorinus, most of Pliny, & most modern accounts), 752 bc (V. Flaccus), 751 bc (Cato, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, & most of Livy), 750 bc (Polybius), or 747 bc (F. Pictor & some of Livy).


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