Definition of geochronology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌjēōkrəˈnäləjē/


The branch of geology concerned with the dating of rock formations and geological events.
Example sentences
  • Large-scale tectonic reconstructions depend on linked and reliable geochronology and palaeomagnetic data.
  • In view of the new geochronology, the Finnmarkian Orogeny cannot have played any part in the deformation of the Hellefjord Schist.
  • The assignment of a particular suite of granites to one of these tectonic settings requires detailed knowledge of its structural setting, geochronology and chemistry.



Pronunciation: /-ˌkränəˈläjikəl/
Example sentences
  • The new U-Pb analyses on the felsic porphyroids represent the first geochronological demonstration that a magmatic event occurred during the Mid-Ordovician in the Lower Domain of the Peloritan Mountains.
  • Existing petrological and geochronological data are used to present a new model for Carboniferous collision at the western margin of the Bohemian Massif.
  • This paper shows the advantages of combining geophysical and geochronological techniques to investigate the age, migration and accumulation of aeolian sand.


Pronunciation: /-jist/
Example sentences
  • Significant interest in a complete record of all terrestrial mafic magmatism exists in Canada and, indeed, Canadian geochronologists have been leading efforts to date such rocks.
  • Another geochronologist on the team has dated two volcanic layers above the unconformity, and they consistently date to just over 2.8 billion years.
  • Among geochronologists the dating methods we applied are well established.

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Syllabification: ge·o·chro·nol·o·gy

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