preposition cir·ca \ˈsər-kə\

: about or around

Full Definition of CIRCA

:  at, in, or of approximately —used especially with dates <born circa 1600>

Examples of CIRCA

  1. He was born circa 1600.

Origin of CIRCA

Latin, from circum around — more at circum-
First Known Use: 1861


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