geochronology(redirected from Dating methods)
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The chronology of the earth's history as determined by geologic events.
ge′o·chron′o·log′ic (-krŏn′ə-lŏj′ĭk), ge′o·chron′o·log′i·cal adj.
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(Geological Science) the branch of geology concerned with ordering and dating of events in the earth's history, including the origin of the earth itself
geochronological, geochronologic adj
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ge•o•chro•nol•o•gy(ˌdʒi oʊ krəˈnɒl ə dʒi)
the chronology of the earth, as based on both absolute and relative methods of age determination.
ge`o•chron`o•log′ic (-ˌkrɒn lˈɒdʒ ɪk) ge`o•chron`o•log′i•cal, adj.
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the branch of geology that describes the past in terms of geologic rather than human time. — geochronologist, n. — geochronologic, geochronological, adj.See also: Earth
the chronology of the earth as induced from geologic data. — geochronologist, n. — geochronologic, geochronological, adj.See also: Time
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