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What ever happened to abbreviating circa as "c."? 15:59, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

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It seems to me that I've frequently seen the circa reference after dates in printed material. The "never after" (above) strikes me as wishful; more of a preference. But more to my point, the "circa" reference preceeding a date makes computer sorting of dates very difficult for some of us, although as a following modifyier, sorting is easy. How about some wiggle room? —This comment was unsigned.

I don't think it is used after, but if you could provide a reference to a style guide that says otherwise or point to a body of "durably archived" material that follows that practice, you could show me to be wrong about that. DCDuring TALK 22:57, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

As an adverb in English[edit]

Note that circa is often used as an adverb in English: e.g.

  • it was opened in circa 1825
  • it is within a circa fifteen-minute drive

-- Picapica 11:44, 23 February 2011 (UTC)