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(only used for uncertain dates)http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_use_circ...
Circa means "around" or "about". If the exact date of an event is uncertain, "circa" may be used to indicate that the date is somewhere within about 10 years of the "circa" year given. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/circa
prep. Abbr. c. or ca
In approximately; about: born circa 1900.
[Latin circā, from circum, around (probably on the model of adverbs like intrā, within), from circus, circle; see circle.]
1860–65; < L: around, about, akin to circus circushttp://dictionary.reverso.net/english-cobuild...
Circa is used in front of a particular year to say that this is the approximate date when something happened or was made.
FORMAL prep (=around)
The story tells of a runaway slave girl in Louisiana, circa 1850.http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/br...
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/ˈsɜː.kə//ˈsɝː-/ prep (written abbreviation c , also ca) formal
(***used especially with years***) approximately
He was born circa 1600.