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Are we in AD 2017?

2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.

Thereof, are we living in the AD or BC?

"A.D." stands for anno domini, Latin for “in the year of the lord,” and refers specifically to the birth of Jesus Christ. "B.C." stands for "before Christ." In English, it is common for "A.D." to precede the year, so that the translation of "A.D. 2014" would read "in the year of our lord 2014."

What is the difference between BC AD and CE?

BCE (Before Common Era) and BC (Before Christ) mean the same thing- previous to year 1 CE (Common Era). This is the same as the year AD 1 (Anno Domini); the latter means “in the year of the lord,” often translated as “in the year of our lord.”

Are we living in the ad?

In mainstream parlance, we are living in CE, or the common era. Some people still use AD, which is the shortened version of anno Domini, which is Latin for in the year of the Lord. CE was brought about to make the calendar more scientific, and less religious.
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